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How Many Nukes Does The US Have? These Congresspeople Don't Know

It's a little scary that these people are making decisions about federal spending while being so very ignorant.

The exact number is up for debate, but the fact is that the US has thousands of nuclear warheads still in its possession, despite signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in the late 60s/early 70s. To be fair, the number IS decreasing, though we have far to go.

But still, you'd think with all this talk questioning the motivation of Russia, and discussing modern warfare and the use of chemical and conventional weapons, our congresscritters might be a little more in tune with what is going on.

But then again, this is the 113th Congress we're talking about. ABC News:

Global Zero, a group that promotes eliminating all nuclear weapons, asked a few lawmakers how many nukes are in the U.S. stockpile. Some said they didn’t know; others gave inaccurate numbers.

The above video includes interviews with Republican Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri; Phil Gingrey of Georgia; Morgan Griffith of Virginia; Steve Womack of Arkansas; Rob Wittman of Virginia; Tom McClintock of California; Duncan Hunter of California; Mark Amodei of Nevada; Bill Flores of Texas; Democratic Reps. Donald Payne Jr. of New Jersey and John Garamendi of California; and New Progressive Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi.

Get more info at Global Zero.

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