"Number one there is no more timeline. The timeline is over. You assume North Korea has the ability to hit mainland U.S. They may be aiming for Coronado, they may hit El Cajon," Hunter added.
Thursday, Hunter mentioned in an essay on his website that, "the U.S. should take North Korea at their word when they have repeatedly threatened attack."
He also called for alternate sanctions.
"Among these alternatives is a declaration of war and if the President were to request one, I would fully support the Commander-In-Chief in knowing the right time to strike and hit North Korea is before they hit us. The timetable for action should be decided by us, not our adversaries," Hunter wrote.
Part of the issue, Hunter said Saturday, is China's role in the situation and how that will continue to play out.
"China could end this. China could've ended this 20 years ago. China could've ended this 10 years ago. China could've ended this yesterday, and they have not," Hunter said.