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ICYMI: King Discusses North Korea Summit, Mayor Libby Schaaf Act

May 24, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- In case you missed it, Congressman Steve King appeared as a guest on CNN’s  "Wolf " in which he discussed important stories in today’s headlines with the show’s host, Wolf Blitzer. During his appearance, Congressman King discussed the announcement of the cancellation of President Trump’s intended summit meeting with North Korea’s rogue dictator, Kim Jong Un. King also discussed his recently introduced "Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018" (HR. 5884) under which government officials who tip off illegal aliens about imminent federal immigration enforcement efforts could face up to 5 years in prison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To watch the video, click the above image or click here.

Excerpts:

King on North Korea Summit Cancellation:

“I’m disappointed by this action that has taken place. I don’t think the President’s judgment is incorrect on this. If you have Kim Jong Un insulting Mike Pence…I mean, Mike Pence is anything but what he is described by the dictator from North Korea…I think the best thing that can come from it now is to tamp these fires down, flatten it out a little bit, cool things off and let’s see if we can get back and restart some kind of negotiations. I do give President Trump a lot of credit for opening up these negotiations and being willing to accept the invitation to that was offered to him to negotiate with Kim Jong Un…That changed the dynamics and you can see through this to the point where perhaps one day we see a denuclearized Korean peninsula and perhaps the 38th Parallel gets torn down and we can see Korea become like Germany did after November 9, 1989.”. . .

“I am still hopeful that we find a way to denuclearize that peninsula without war and that one day that 38th Parallel will be torn down and they can all be a free people. South Korea is so prosperous. They have such a work ethic, such an educational foundation. . .That same thing could be in store for North Korea if we could just get past Kim Jong Un.”

King on the Mayor Libby Schaaf Act:

“The Constitution of the United States, which California signed onto, is the Supreme Law of the Land. It specifically says so in the Constitution. You don’t get to trump federal law by coming up with an idea at the local level…For 20 plus years it has been against the law for local jurisdictions to establish Sanctuary City policies. Because we have not done an effective job of enforcing that, we have seen this go to some 300 or more jurisdictions around the country…Now the entire state of California is a sanctuary state. They are defying federal law, and they believe that they have a state’s right to defy federal law. Not when it’s an enumerated power.”. . .

“[Libby Schaaf] is the Mayor of the 10th most dangerous city in the United States of America, which doesn’t comport very well with the assertion she knows better than I do about the safety in the streets…She blew the warning whistle off and saved several hundred [illegal aliens] from being incarcerated. How much crime is committed as a result of that? The price for that is paid by the victims of crime, like Kate Steinle.”

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