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‘Our leaders have failed us’: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump’s North Korea failures after Hawaii missile panic

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Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, photo by AFGE (2013 Civil Rights Luncheon) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

After Civil Defense officials in Hawaii made “a hell of a mistake to make,” by warning of an inbound ballistic missile, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was interviewed by CNN about what she learned after receiving the false alarm.

“I was immediately told that the alert was sent out mistakenly, it was an inadvertent alert message, and that there was no ballistic missile heading to Hawaii,” Gabbard noted. “So I immediately got on Twitter, got on the phone, started getting the message out as quickly as possible to the people in Hawaii, who literally were going through this thought process of ‘I’ve got 15 minutes to seek shelter from an incoming ballistic missile. What do I do? How do I protect my family? Where do I go?'”

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“This points to what the people of Hawaii went through, what my family and so many families in Hawaii just went through, it is a true realization they have 15 minutes to find some form of shelter or they are going to be dead. Gone,” Gabbard continued.

“So this is something that I hope everyone in America heeds to, because this is a threat that’s not only facing Hawaii, but this country,” Gabbard reminded. “And if they had gone through what our families in Hawaii just went through, they would be angry, like I am.”

“Our leaders have failed us, Donald Trump is not taking this seriously,” Gabbard charged. “We have to get rid of nuclear threat from North Korea. We have to achieve peace, not play politics, because this is literally life and death that is at stake for the people of Hawaii and the people of this country.”

“The talk that needs to be happening is between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un,” Gabbard declared. “The United States and North Korea to de-escalate and to denuclearize and get rid of this nuclear threat.”

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