Warwick, R.I. – Judge Robert Flanders, former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice and candidate for U.S. Senate, blasted Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse for partisanship on the issue of North Korean denuclearization and President Trump’s historic and successful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“I applaud Sheldon Whitehouse’s sudden about-face in acknowledging this historic achievement. Despite his well-documented history of obstructionism, even on matters such as denuclearization of the North Korean peninsula, and radical partisan cheerleading for a failed deal with North Korea that led to greater nuclear proliferation, the success and magnitude of this moment is too powerful for his small-mindedness,” said Judge Flanders.
“There are two paths for North Korea: one of suffocating economic sanctions, military threats, an oppressed people, and continued hunger, pain, and suffering; the other, a modern future of hope and opportunity, a freer people, and a more prosperous country,” Flanders said. “To achieve a safer and more peaceful world, North Korea must denuclearize. Through leadership and strength, President Trump has made significant progress towards this goal, and has re-established the United States as the world’s leading force for peace.”
After extensive negotiations at the Capella Hotel in Singapore, President Trump and Kim Jong Un released a joint statement Tuesday reaffirming their “unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
“All Americans should be celebrating this historic moment. If leaders like Sen. Whitehouse were in control, we would see skyrocketing nuclear proliferation and the world would be a more dangerous place,” Flanders continued. “His radical partisanship is not merely irresponsible, but dangerous and a threat to our national security.”
Flanders added: “I want to thank our President for his tenacity and resolve in beginning this process and to all of the diplomatic and support staff involved in the all-important follow-up success to this mission. It is abundantly clear that Sheldon Whitehouse’s rank partisanship has blinded him from supporting things that are good for America and the global community. Rhode Island deserves a U.S. Senator that puts Rhode Island’s interests over party lines.”FacebookTwitterGoogle +