Political News

Gabbard: 'Unacceptable' false alarm missile warning in Hawaii underscores need for talks with North Korea

Posted January 14, 2018 8:56 a.m. EST

— The false ballistic missile warning in Hawaii was "unacceptable" and points to a need for President Donald Trump to negotiate with North Korea directly, Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Sunday.

"We've got to get to the underlying issue here of why are the people of Hawaii and this country facing a nuclear threat coming from North Korea today, and what is this President doing urgently to eliminate that threat?" Gabbard said on CNN's "State of the Union."

A false alarm in Hawaii on Saturday warned people to seek shelter due to an inbound ballistic missile threat. State leaders and emergency officials said it was a false message, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige told CNN "an employee pushed the wrong button," causing the erroneous alert.