Tags: Donald Trump | North Korea | Trump Administration | guam | nuclear | missile | weapons

Guam's Congresswoman: Taking NK Threats 'Very Seriously'

CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360"

By    |   Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 09:49 PM

Guam's Democratic representative to Congress said Tuesday that North Korea's warning it might strike the U.S. Pacific territory missiles was being taken "very seriously" because "we've been living with this for the last few years."

"I've been definitely concerned about this threat because we were threatened numerous times a few years ago," Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, 84, who has represented Guam since 2003, told Anderson Cooper on CNN.

"We take it all very seriously, particularly the people of Guam," she added. "I was getting calls a few years ago, whether people thought they should move off the island."

Pyongyang said Wednesday it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike Guam hours after President Donald Trump warned North Korea any further threats to the United States would be met with "fire and fury."

Guam is 2,131 miles southeast of North Korea.

Bordallo told Cooper she has regularly talked with Defense Secretary James Mattis and Navy Adm. Harry Harris of the Pacific Command about escalating tensions with North Korea.

"They always tell me: 'Madeleine, don't worry about it. We're going to keep Guam safe. We're going to take good care of Guam.

"I've kind of felt this is a good thing," she said. "They're going to take care of us."

Guam has a THAAD missile defense system since the Obama administration, which is operated by the Army.

"I've been told over and over that they're looking at Guam, they've got us within their vision to take care of us," Bordallo said.

"This has been very assuring to me."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Guam's Democratic representative to Congress said Tuesday that North Korea's warning it might strike the U.S. Pacific territory missiles was being taken "very seriously" because "we've been living with this for the last few years."
guam, nuclear, missile, weapons
255
2017-49-08
Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 09:49 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved