Congress should have a say on first strike

Each week, a new illustration indicating erratic behavior in the Oval Office surfaces [“Wiretap uproar,” News, March 6]. Questions about connections with Russia gave way to claims by the president that his Trump Tower offices were wiretapped at the instruction of President Barack Obama.

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These outbursts have created serious questions about President Donald Trump’s ability to manage the complex issues facing our country and have alarmed our allies.

Rep. Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, has introduced a bill that would require Congress to approve any attempt to launch a nuclear first strike by the president while not eliminating his ability to unilaterally respond to an attack on the United States. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, has introduced a similar bill in the Senate.

I believe these to be common-sense measures, and I’ve written to Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand in support.

Michael Seigel, Huntington