Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed summit with North Korea and thinks it could somehow lead to an all-out war.
“I don’t know what the substance of the meetings were, but I’m glad that there’s some preparatory work happening for this potential summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un,” Murphy said of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to North Korea.
“I’m very worried that this summit is going to go very badly and then surrounded by hawks like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, the president is going to be convinced that diplomacy has failed and the only option left is military action,” he continued.
Murphy thinks the CIA may have been the wrong choice to lead the trip, but still expressed optimism over news of the meeting.
“I think we have to question whether the CIA is the appropriate arbiter between the United States and the North Koreans. That really should be the State Department. But, I think we should all admit that it’s good, not bad that the Trump Administration is trying to do some work ahead of this meeting,” he concluded. “Perhaps setting the stage for success rather than failure.”
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