WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is pushing Congress to pass a measure that the U.S. would not fire its nuclear weapons unless another country does so first.
But the California Democrat insisted Thursday that her suggestion had nothing to do with President Donald Trump even though it comes in the wake of Trump's bellicose threats against North Korea and his reported suggestion that the nation's nuclear arsenal should increase in size.
Pelosi says the current policy is outdated and any changes would apply to all presidents in future.
Pelosi raised the issue at her weekly press conference Thursday. She told reporters, "there is interest in the U.S. establishing itself as no first use, no first nuclear use."