Lindsey Graham: Congress Must Show China We Have Trump's Back; Authorize Use Of Force In Korea If Talks Fail


GOP S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham joins FNC's Maria Bartiromo to discuss the president's upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un and the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report, expected out on June 14.

On North Korea:

LINDSEY GRAHAM: What would a good deal look like? I'll tell you this: We've got 7 Democratic Senators, led by Sen. Schumer, who wrote a letter to President Trump laying out what a good deal would look like.

-- Give up nuclear weapons.

-- Give up enrichment program.

-- Dismantle missile capability.

-- Any time, anywhere inspections any place in North Korea.

I embrace that letter as a good deal, now here is my challenge:

Telling a president what a good deal would look like is very good, but we've got to help him convince North Korea and China that this program is going to come to an end, hopefully peacefully, and there is no more kicking the can down the road.

Here's my challenge to every Democrat and Republican: You need to help the president where you can, not undermine him. Writing a letter telling him what a good deal should be is good only if you are willing to back it up with the use of (possibly nuclear) military force. North Korea is never going to give up their program unless they believe military force is on the table. So I'm asking every Democrat who wrote that letter, and all my Republican colleagues to tell North Korea and China that if diplomacy fails we will have the president's back and authorize him to use military force as a last resort.

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