By Tim Kowols
Rep. Mike Gallagher would not mind seeing the USS Pueblo back in American waters, but believes it is not as important as the other things at stake in the United States’ negotiations with North Korea. The Kewaunee-made ship was captured by North Korea in 1968 and is currently on display at the Pyongyang Victorious War Museum. Talks earlier this week between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un renewed hope in vessel’s return home. Rep. Gallagher says he would rather see North Korea commit to denuclearization and address human rights violations than return a symbol back to the U.S.
A skeptic of the agreement made by President Trump and Kim earlier this week, Rep. Gallagher believes Congress should be allowed to analyze and vote on any future deals made with North Korea.