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Feinstein: NKorea Is a 'Clear and Present Danger to the US'

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By    |   Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 12:54 PM

Sen. Dianne Feinstein called North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile a "clear and present danger to the United States" — one she hopes retired Gen. John Kelly can the Trump administration avert.

In an interview Sunday on CBS News' "Face The Nation", the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said the latest ICBM tested by North Korea had a trajectory that would possibly enable it to "hit as far east as Chicago."

"I make it as a clear and present danger to the United States," she said of the launch, adding: "I'm convinced that North Korea has never moved at the speed that this leader has to develop an ICBM to put solid fuel, to have an interesting launch device, and to have a trajectory which, as of the latest analysis, would enable it to go about 6,000 miles and maybe even hit as far east as Chicago."

She said Kelly, the secretary of Homeland Security who President Donald Trump has now named as White House chief of staff, could help bring North Korea to heel.

"I'm very disappointed in China's response, that it has not been firmer or more helpful," she said. "And I think that the administration, and this is one of the reasons that I hope General Kelly will be able to be effective, even beyond a chief of staff, is to begin some very serious negotiation with the North and stop this program."

The senator from California also said it's time for bipartisan talks on healthcare reform.

"The reason to talk is the insurance industry and what's happening across the United States," she said, adding "you've got more than a million people who want to participate in the exchanges who are without carriers. And you've got several million who only have it, don't have a choice of insurance carriers."

"What is wrong?" she asked. "Is it the fact that insurance is — is levied based on individual state mandates and so you have all 50 states to deal with? Should there be regional marketplaces or one marketplace with specific federal guidance rules for this? We need to look at that."

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein called North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile a "clear and present danger to the United States" - one she hopes retired Gen. John Kelly can the Trump administration avert.In an interview Sunday on CBS News' "Face The...
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