Here’s what happened.
In a recent interview with MSNBC, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) claimed that Gen. Mark Milley was simply doing his duty by working against former President Donald Trump.
According to Breitbart, Lieu was asked, “Representative Lieu, your views of Milley’s actions and what it says about the state of our democracy that General Milley ever found this action necessary?”
Lieu responded, “I previously served in active duty as a JAG. What General Milley was referring to was a rogue nuclear launch. That would be an illegal order. Military members do not carry out legal orders. General Milley absolutely did the right thing by trying to prevent anybody from carrying out illegal orders.”
He then said, “At the same time, the fate of the entire world should not be dependent on one general. That’s why I have introduced legislation for years with Senator Markey that would require authorization before the president of the United States can initiate an unprovoked nuclear first strike.”