Following a New York Times report on Monday night highlighting numerous occasions on which President Donald Trump discussed exiting NATO with his advisers, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) warned that “profound” action would be taken should the president follow through.
According to The Hill, Speier said on CNN’s “New Day” that Congress or Trump’s advisers would have little recourse but to pursue his removal from office if the president chose to withdraw from the post-World War II alliance.
"It had better be an idle threat from the president, because I think that act would be so destructive to our country and to our ability to protect the national security of every American that it would be a ground for some profound effort by our part, whether it is impeachment or the 25th Amendment," Speier, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told CNN.
"He can't do that to this country," she added. "And I don't believe he can do it without Senate ratification."