Chairman Crowley Statement on North Korea

August 9, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on President Trump’s latest response to North Korea:

“The advancement of North Korea’s nuclear program is extremely concerning, and the last thing we need right now is the President of the United States issuing provocative and reckless tweets and statements that could escalate into conflict. This is not reality television – he is talking about nuclear war.

“North Korea presents a global challenge – one where millions of lives are at risk, including the American people, our service members, and our allies. We need a clear and comprehensive strategy from the Trump Administration on how to address this situation.

“The decision to impose sanctions on Pyongyang by the United Nations Security Council is an important step, and the United States should support these international efforts along with others around the world. The U.S. should also prioritize efforts to engage in talks aimed at de-escalation and steps forward. Now is the time for greater diplomacy – the stakes are too high for anything less.”