For years, the risks of inaction on North Korea have been mounting. Recent headlines tell a similar story:
The possibility that North Korea launches an attack on our homeland or on one of our allies is increasing. We must act decisively to contain North Korea and the threat the Kim regime poses.
To that end, the House will vote today on two suspensions to call out the Kim regime and help make clear to the world exactly what the North Korean dictatorship is:
- With H.Res. 92, the House will condemn North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, missiles that expressly violate UN Security Council resolutions and have been used to threaten peaceful nations.
- With H.R. 479, the North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act, the House will require the State Department to make the call on something patently obvious—determining whether North Korea is a state sponsor of terrorism.
Leader McCarthy had this to say:
“North Korea’s increasing belligerence and provocations are making the world a more dangerous place. It is not a matter of if, but when Kim Jong-Un will be brazen enough to attack one of our allies, or even the United States. We must be honest and forthright abroad, making clear that North Korea’s ballistic missile testing is unacceptable and that the Kim regime is worthy of sanctions as it is undoubtedly a state sponsor of terrorism. Only by calling our adversaries what they are so they know that America will be steadfast in its defense of freedom and liberty can we have a realistic hope of maintaining peace.”