GOP South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he would be supportive of potentially going to war with North Korea if the country launched a missile attack on the U.S.
Graham, a defense hawk and member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, praised President Donald Trump’s foreign policy stance, saying it offers a sharp contrast to former President Barack Obama’s. He previously advised the president to tell the Chinese officials the U.S. will use military action in North Korea if Beijing doesn’t make strides to stop Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear program, The Daily Mail reports.
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“You better believe I’m willing to obliterate North Korea’s missile program before I would allow one to hit America,” Graham told reporters Monday. “Any American president who would subject this country to a missile attack from North Korea is making a huge mistake, because it’s an unstable regime.”
He went on to say he is confident the president won’t be soft of the country, which recently threatened to sink US aircraft carrier.
“I can’t believe this is going to be part of Donald Trump’s resume — that I allowed the North Koreans to develop a missile that hit America,” he said.
Graham noted if a war took place, it would not be fought on home soil.
“It’s bad for South Korea, it’s bad for Japan, it’s bad for China — you know they need to help us,” he said. “The one thing I can tell you right now, if there’s a war between us and North Korea now it’ll be over there not here.”
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