Blumenthal Won’t Give Trump Credit for Released Americans from North Korea
BLITZER: "And joining us Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a member of the judiciary and armed service committee. Senator, do you give president Trump credit for engaging with Kim Jong-un and securing the release of the three American detainees.
BLUMENTHAL: "I special think we ought to be overjoyed in welcoming home these Americans so brutally kept as prisoners by North Korea but no reason for complacency here or toasting success. In fact, the key is to sustain and heighten the sanctions that have brought North Korea to the table. Sanctions that I and others in Congress have urged and the administration reluctantly adopted and the same is true in Iran where we have urged sanctions on the Iranians for violating the — the U.N. Resolution and now we have abandoned the Iran nuclear agreement rather than tighten or strengthen and enforce it more effectively and we need to be sure that we have credibility into these talks with the north Koreans."