Buck Sexton weighed-in on the escalating nuclear crisis engulfing the global community on Tuesday, saying Kim Jong Un’s recent ICBM launch shows he has no interest in engaging the United States with “constructive dialogue” and will continue to expand his nuclear weapons program.
“North Korea fires an intercontinental ballistic-missile that can put the US capital, Washington, DC itself within range. This was the first test in more than two months, and it dashes any hopes that the Kim regime was hoping to begin a constructive dialogue with the US or an intermediary about how to step-down from the current nuclear brinksmanship,” said Buck.
“This is a major concern for anybody who is paying attention to national security,” he added. “This is getting the world’s attention. The Trump administration has been on this, and this has been handed off to this White House after decades of failure.”
“North Korea’s [nuclear program] has been a foreign policy challenge and bipartisan failure stretching back to the Clinton era,” Sexton said.
“Now, President Trump assures us that, in fact, they will figure this out and it will all be okay. Part of his job here is to reassure the American people because this can rattle some of us,” he added. “When you have the craziest regime in the world […] that may have the capacity to hit any US city with a nuclear weapon; that might keep some people up at night.”
“Would they in fact try and hit us? I think the answer is no, but you don’t really want to live in a world where you’re worried about finding out. That’s the problem,” said Buck.
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