House GOP Warns Of Russia Nukes From Space Threat

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) warned on Wednesday morning of a “serious national security threat” and requested the Biden administration declassify it so that “our allies can openly discuss the actions necessary to respond to this threat.” A source told Fox News it is the threat of Russian nuclear capability deployed from space.

“The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has made available to all Members of Congress information concerning a serious national security threat,” Turner said in a note he sent to other members of Congress about “an urgent matter with regard to a destabilizing foreign military capability that should be known by all Congressional Policy Makers.”

“I am requesting that President Biden declassify all information relating to this threat so that Congress, the Administration, and our allies can openly discuss the actions necessary to respond to this threat,” the note said, as Fox News learned from other sources that the threat involves Russian nuclear capabilities in space that could disrupt U.S. space assets.

A separate source told Fox News that the threat is “concerning Russian capability” and the “potential seriousness of the threat is grave.”

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) responded to Turner’s letter, noting that “a meeting is now scheduled tomorrow on this matter here at the Capitol with the Gang of Four and with the president’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan. I will press the administration to take appropriate action, and everybody can be comforted by that.”

“We are going to work together to address this matter as we do all sensitive matters that are classified,” Johnson added. “And beyond that, I’m not at liberty to disclose classified information and really can’t say much of that, but we just want to assure everyone, steady hands are at the wheel, we’re working on it. There’s no need for alarm.”

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said he was “a bit surprised that Congressman Turner came out publicly today in advance of a meeting on the books for me to go sit with him alongside our intelligence and defense professionals tomorrow.”