Actor Sean Penn went on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show on Tuesday night to argue that America mustn’t be “intimidated” from using nuclear weapons against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.
After Hannity said Ukraine should have never given up their nuclear weapons, Penn responded: “Even countries that have nuclear weapons can remain intimidated to use them, and we are seeing that now with our own country. And I fear what that legacy is going to be.
Actor @SeanPenn suggests America is too circumspect about deploying its nuclear arsenal:
“Even countries that have nuclear weapons can remain intimidated to use them, and we are seeing that now with our own country. And I fear what that legacy is going to be.” pic.twitter.com/jL3Zk0m9Rh
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“No one wants to see a nuclear conflict, at the same time, if only one bully is gonna be able to use them as a threat, we got to rethink what we’re doing,” Penn said.
Though Hannity concurred with Penn’s statement and said he doesn’t want to see a nuclear conflict, less than two weeks ago he said the US must be willing to nuke Russia “off the face of the earth” if they use WMDs in Ukraine and mustn’t “cower in fear” over the prospect of a global nuclear holocaust triggered by “mutually assured destruction.”