Oct. 21, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting Hillary Clinton for revealing the nuclear weapons launch times in the last debate where she said, “The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order, it must be followed. There’s about four minutes between the order being given and the people responsible for launching nuclear weapons to do so”:
“Hillary Clinton violated the law and put national security at risk on national television by disclosing how long it takes to launch our nuclear weapons. Her defense is that this information was already in the public domain. While that may be true, here’s the rub. Nobody has ever officially verified how long it takes to launch the nukes.
“4-star General James Cartwright was just forced to plead guilty for authenticating classified information that was in the public domain, exactly what Clinton did on television. Once again, Clinton is being held to a separate standard.
“Due to Clinton’s reckless behavior, every American is less safe from nuclear strike, as Vladimir Putin now knows how long it takes the U.S. to mobilize a retaliatory strike. She might as well have sent him an email while she was at it. For this one act alone, if Hillary Clinton were a mere 4-star general, she would be perp-walked and jailed. It is outrageous that Hillary Clinton remains on the ballot for the presidency when he has repeatedly shown complete and utter disregard for the national security of the United States of America, proving she is the only dangerous candidate. She should be disqualified.”
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