Indiana Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly expressed concern Thursday over the growing tensions between North Korea and the United States. Donnelly recently helped pass legislation to increase sanctions on North Korea. He said, “This is a really dangerous situation and our first and foremost obligation to this country is to make sure our citizens are safe, to make sure Indiana is safe and that we are protected”
Donnelly says he thinks the U.S. needs to work closer with China: “We’ve seen that there are Chinese parts on them, we know who has manufactured those parts, we know banks that have financed the companies that manufacture those parts. And then we know the top four or five banks who financed the bank, who financed the company that makes the parts.
Donnelly is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee that has legislative oversight of the nation’s military.