Rep. Duncan Hunter on KUSI
Rep. Duncan Hunter on KUSI

Rep. Duncan Hunter on Thursday called for a preemptive strike on North Korea, arguing that the rogue regime likely already has a nuclear-tipped missile aimed at San Diego.

“You could assume right now that we have a nuclear missile aimed at the United Sates and here in San Diego,” he said on KUSI-TV‘s Good Morning San Diego program.

“The questions is, do you wait for one of those, or two, do you preemptively strike them? That’s what the President has to wrestle with. I would preemptively strike them,” said the Republican Congressman who is a former Marine Corps officer.

He said a preemptive strike is “the only thing that’s going to get them to not have nuclear missiles aimed at the Untied States.”

Hunter, who represents east San Diego County, said the United States and the world wants North Korea to be a “stable, friendly country that’s not shooting nukes at people.”

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.