Keith Ellison (D-MN) made a bold statement that he soon regretted saying.
Trump doubled down Thursday, saying his previous bold statements might not have been "strong enough" for Kim Jong Un, whose regime announced a plan to fire four missiles near the USA island territory of Guam in response to the White House's bold rhetoric.
There were murmurs of agreement in the room before Ellison described what would need to happen before a "missile launch" become a reality. So, if you don't want to get caught deer in the headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately."-More".
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Guam is home to a U.S. air base, a Navy installation, a Coast Guard group and roughly 6,000 United States military personnel. It has been compared to hitting a bullet with a bullet, and even just testing such systems can be expensive.
Things are quickly heating up between the US and North Korea, and there are no signs it will slow down after the Pentagon said Friday the military stands ready to "fight tonight", if necessary.
"It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse", Ellison said. "Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!"
He said: "I am concerned by reports that detainees are not receiving due legal process and are being held in inhumane conditions". I'd say he's being incredibly irresponsible and he's putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch. At other planning sessions, activists plotted direct action in the case of actual hostilities.
Ellison's prediction was correct, as the Republican National Committee's rapid-response director, Michael Ahrens, told the Post, "With radical beliefs like these, Democrats need to decide whether Keith Ellison deserves to speak for their party going forward".