U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released the following statement in response to reports of North Korea's plans to strike major U.S. cities.
Chairman McCaul: "North Korea continues to openly threaten the United States. While it is unlikely that the regime has the capability to carry out its plots, we still cannot ignore its violent intentions.
"We must remain vigilant against this escalating enemy by expanding our missile defense systems and by using sanctions to discourage these open displays of aggression. Additionally, our soldiers in nearby South Korea and our allies need our support so that the missiles currently aimed at Americans never reach our homeland."