ICYMI: Gardner Discusses North Korea

ICYMI: Gardner Discusses North Korea

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, joined Fox News and CNN today to discuss North Korea.

(Click here to watch the full interview.)

On the failure of ‘strategic patience:’

“The strategic patience doctrine had bipartisan opposition at the end of the Obama administration, [was] recognized by bipartisan members of the Senate that it was a failure. We've had great bipartisan success and passage of the North Korea Sanctions [and Policy] Enhancement Act, the first time ever placing mandatory sanctions on North Korea, both from a cyber standpoint, as well as a proliferation standpoint.” as we address this madman. 

(Click here to watch the full interview.)

On a trilateral alliance:

“I think the United States needs to show strength. We need to show strength in coordination with our allies, rebuilding the trilateral alliance between South Korea, Japan, and the United States. Strengthening that trilateral alliance, using that relationship to force China, who has the most control over the North Korean regime of any nation around the globe, using that relationship to force China to take action all with one goal in mind, and that is the peaceful denuclearization of the Kim Jong-Un regime.”


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.

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