August 11, 2017 • Press Release

Mandelblatt Urges Caution and Restraint in Dealing With North Korea


Friday, August 11, 2017
Contact: Jason Robert Henry


WESTFIELD, NJ - This week it was announced that North Korea has the capability to build a miniaturized nuclear warhead that could be delivered via an intercontinental ballistic missile.  In response to this potential threat to our service members and regional allies, President Trump took to the airwaves to announce that, “North Korea best not make anymore threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Lisa Mandelblatt, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District, offered the following statement regarding the increasingly dangerous situation with North Korea:

“The rhetoric and bombastic language being used by President Trump has dramatically increased tensions and raised the specter of nuclear war with North Korea. Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 64 members of Congress wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, imploring him to urge the President to use the utmost caution and restraint in further dealings with North Korea. To date, Congressman Leonard Lance has been silent while the White House continues to issue statements that have the potential to endanger our service members and regional allies.  

I urge Congressman Lance to call upon the President and his Administration to make clear that that United States first and foremost seek a diplomatic resolution to the North Korea crisis. Rep. Lance’s silence during this time is not leadership.”

Since announcing her candidacy in May, Lisa Mandelblatt's campaign has focused on investing in quality jobs for New Jerseyans, addressing vital infrastructure needs, ensuring New Jersey maintains a top-notch education system for all students, and fighting for affordable healthcare.


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