"North Korea is a serious thing", Ellison, D-Minn., told attendees at the NetrootsNation conference during a question-and-answer session.
Since the Clinton administration in the early 1990s, the USA has reacted to Pyongyang's "nuclear blackmail" with negotiated agreements that lead to aid and an easing of sanctions followed invariably by broken promises, a growing nuclear arsenal and more threats.
"You're not just threatening people because you want to threaten them, you're threatening them because you want them to take offerings", Wit said.
"It's tailor-made for somebody to misuse", he added.
Pentagon officials told Fox News on Friday that the U.S. military stands ready to "fight tonight" on the Korean Peninsula, as President Trump said the U.S.is "locked and loaded" and retweeted images from U.S. Pacific Command showing B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam. I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong Un think that he needs to strike first. "Kim Jong Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader; well, he's acting more responsible than this guy is".
Trump continued to ramp up the rhetoric with a post on Twitter this morning indicating that the U.S.is prepared to take military action against North Korea.
Following that vote, reports indicated that the country has developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead capable of fitting on a missile.
After Trump vowed on Tuesday to treat North Korean threats of hostility with "fire and fury like the world has never seen", the Kim regime announced that it is planning to launch four intermediate-range ballistic missiles into the Pacific Ocean near Guam, a USA territory.