As news broke of North Korea's most recent test launch — an intercontinental ballistic missile with the capability to reach the U.S. and any number of other possible targets — tensions have understandably increased between Kim Jong Un's regime and pretty much everyone else.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sat down with John Dickerson, host of CBS's “Face the Nation,” to discuss the recent escalations on Sunday morning, and Graham didn't hold back:
“We're getting close to military conflict because north Korea's marching toward marrying up the technology of ICBM with nuclear weapon on top that can not only get to America but deliver the weapon. We're running out of time. McMaster said that yesterday.”
Graham also warned against the military continuing to allow the dependents of soldiers stationed in South Korea to accompany them:
“I'm going to urge the Pentagon not to send any more dependents to South Korea, South Korea should be unaccompanied tour. It's crazy to send thousands of children to South Korea. I want them to stop sending dependents, I think it's now time to start moving American dependents out of the south Korea.”
Graham went on to say that it would ultimately fall to the U.S. to take decisive action — noting that China has tried to intervene, but has largely been ineffective.
But his final assessment of the current situation suggested that he believes President Donald Trump is fully capable of handling it: “Everybody before President Trump screwed it up including Republicans, now we need to get it right. I think he's got the right approach, he's got the right team. I hope China will help us, we're running out of time.”