Michelle Southern reporting.
Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins says he's glad President Donald Trump is taking stand against continued threats from North Korea. The Cajun John Wayne says previous administrations have dealt with agressions from North Korea with a, "kick the can down the road" type mentality, but it's about time to get serious.
"It's quite startling the level of threat that North Korea has become to the real world," said Higgins.
Earlier this week, Mr. Trump warned that North Korea would "face fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang keeps threatening the US. North Korea's response was to say it's seriously examining a plan to launch a missile strike targeting an area near the US territory of Guam.
Higgins says this is completely unacceptable.
"That regime is run by a crazy man," said Higgins. "So you're damn right we're taking this serious, and I'm very glad that we're hearing bold responses out of our White House for the first time in over a decade."
Higgins believes Mr. Trump is carefully targeting exactly what would need to be hit, and hit hard.
"To just wipe out their military capabilities, launch capabilities, mobile launch capabilities, underground bunkers," said Higgins.