Boyle Introduces Bill Urging Accountability for Kim Human Rights Abuses During Negotiations
WASHINGTON, DC – Following comments last week from President Trump calling Kim Jong Un “very honorable,” Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced legislation urging the administration to uphold American values and not neglect North Korea’s human rights record during negotiations with the Kim regime.
“Today, I introduced legislation to remind the White House that negotiations with North Korea must honor U.S. values and demonstrate concern for human rights and the welfare of the North Korean people. There is nothing ‘very honorable’ about a brutal dictator who starves his own people and murders his political opponents.” Boyle continued, “Last April, I met with defectors from North Korea and listened to their painful, horrifying stories. President Trump must realize that his words have consequences. Negotiating peace with North Korea is an important breakthrough, but in doing so, we should not normalize the atrocities of the Kim regime.”
Congressman Boyle serves as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He is a member of the Subcommittees on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and the Middle East and North Africa.