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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As President Trump meets with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, Hoosier lawmakers in Washington have offered their feedback on the historic summit.


Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in advance of the summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un:


“We all want the upcoming talks with North Korea to be successful. I support President Trump and his Administration’s stated goal of complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization, and I continue to believe we should utilize all available tools – economic, diplomatic, and military – in order to give our country the best chance for a successful outcome that makes Hoosier families and America safer.”


Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement:


“The Trump administration deserves tremendous credit for bringing Kim Jong-un to the table through its pressure campaign. Denuclearization does not happen overnight and we must continue pressuring the Kim regime until verifiable concessions are made. What happens at tomorrow’s meeting is important, but what follows in the months and years to come is even more critical.


“While the progress made leading up to this historic meeting is cause for optimism, North Korea has a history of making promises and then breaking them that cannot be overlooked.”


The summit is set to start at 9 p.m. Monday, Eastern time. Singapore is 12-hours ahead of U.S. Eastern daylight time.


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