Trump ally MacArthur calls for “robust verification process” for North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s nuclear “summit” with Kim Jong Un is being met with cautious optimism.

Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) was among those voicing hope measured by reality on Tuesday.

“As someone who adopted two of my three children from Korea, I often think of the life they would have lived if they were born in Pyongyang instead of Seoul. Let’s not forget that Kim Jong Un is a brutal dictator whose actions matter more than his words,” said MacArthur, a close ally of the President. “During my visit to the region last year, I saw firsthand the tensions that currently exist and am hopeful that this summit is the first step in bringing lasting peace and stability to the Korean Peninsula. In the coming weeks and months, we must have a robust verification process to show that North Korea is completely denuclearizing. Anything short of that is entirely unacceptable.”