Dem Rep Gallego: We Should ‘De-Escalate’ With North Korea, Now’s ‘Not the Time’ to ‘Try to Act Like a Tough Guy’

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room, Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) argued that dealing with North Korea “is not the time to sabre-rattle and try to act like a tough guy.” And “what we need to do is actually de-escalate.”

Gallego said that the use of the “Mother of All Bombs” does send a message to North Korea, adding “I think you also think — do we want to be sending a message? I think the most important thing right now, when you’re dealing with a nuclear-armed country with a psychopath as a dictator, that you see in North Korea, what we need to do is actually de-escalate. This is not the time to sabre-rattle and try to act like a tough guy. North Korea knows about our capabilities, and they know our willingness to protect our allies, and so, for us trying to push forward and push the envelope, will actually, I think, create an escalation that could be very dangerous, and could tip over into a hot war involving nuclear weapons, which is –again, nobody wins when that occurs.”

He added that his critique was over President Trump “conducting foreign policy through…middle of the night tweets,” which he stated is “very immature.”

(h/t Grabien)

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