"You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there", he said, referring to Trump.
"Kim Jong Un? The world thought he was not a responsible leader".
"I've traveled and (seen) the anti-ballistic missiles that we have in Alaska, South Korea, Guam as part of my service on the Armed Services Committee", she continued.
On Tuesday, Trump said North Korea "will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continues to threaten the United States, after North Korea warned it will teach the USA a "severe lesson" with its nuclear weapons if Washington would dare to opt for military action against Pyongyang.
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If it is not legally binding, the code can not be expected to impose a curb on China when it carries out activities that violate the criteria.
Upon leaving the panel, Ellison sought to do damage control, telling The Washington Post's Dave Weigel that he wished he had not made the remark. "It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse".
"I know people say the rhetoric wasn't stopping the advancement of their weapons, but we're tracking it and we have the technology to intercept", McCaskill said Friday. And so, what we need to do is try to tamper down this crisis.
"US-led regime-change wars and the threat of more to come have made this crisis more unsafe and hard to resolve", Corbyn wrote. Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, later retracted that but still said he thinks Trump is "irresponsible".
"With radical beliefs like these, Democrats need to decide whether Keith Ellison deserves to speak for their party going forward", the RNC rapid response director said.
Ahrens was not alone in his criticism, as many reactions on Twitter agreed.