Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

McCaul Statement on North Korea Summit

Jun 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the below statement following the summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

Congressman McCaul: Following the historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, I remain cautiously optimistic that these talks maintain the potential for a monumental diplomatic breakthrough. But, we cannot lose sight of the Kim Dynasty’s history of negotiating in bad faith with the three previous administrations. A deal that does not detail the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea will be unacceptable. In the meantime, we need to uphold our campaign of maximum pressure to ensure we hold Kim and his regime accountable for flouting international norms and law. I have great faith in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – who I served with in the House – to get the best deal possible for the American people.