Idaho Sen. Jim Risch Defends President Trump's North Korea Comments

Frederick Owens
August 12, 2017

"If anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough and we are backed by 100% by our military, we are backed by everybody and we are backed by many other leader", he said.

The North Korean Government lashed back today through its Korean Central News Agency, monitored in Tokyo.

"It would mean the end of their country as they know it", he said.

Alaska's junior US Senator says President Donald Trump will need the approval of Congress if he wants to strike North Korea pre-emptively.

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"The congresswoman agrees with Senator Humphrey that the Trump presidency has veered far off the rails", a spokesperson for Shea-Porter said, according to the Union Leader. "The garbage in North Korea has piled up for 30 years".

Trump spoke at his Bedminster National Golf Club after meeting with Vice President Pence, Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. You have the president of the United States essentially threatening a preemptive or a preventive nuclear war in Asia, not in response to a North Korean strike, but in response to North Korea's rhetoric, the fact that they're disrespecting the United States. The answer is that the Constitution does indeed require congressional authorization for a large-scale attack on North Korea.

"The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace talks between the United States and North Korea", Carter said. "All parties must assure North Koreans we will forego any military action against them if North Korea remains peaceful".

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