Is it Cory Gardner’s time to shine on North Korea?

Author: Adam McCoy - May 2, 2017 - Updated: May 4, 2017

Following his participation in a North Korea-focused U.S. Senate field trip to the White House April 26, Sen. Cory Gardner took the international limelight again, a place he has grown seemingly more comfortable. Gardner took the opportunity of the White House visit to call for broader sanctions against North Korea and implored the U.S. military to continue carrying out its “show of strength exercises,” countering the increasingly provocative actions of Kim Jong Un's regime. Gardner, who has continued to grow his influence in U.S. foreign policy on North Korea, underscored a need to shift away from the failed policy of “strategic patience” so that Pyongyang understands all options are on the table for the United States.

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Adam McCoy

Adam McCoy

Adam McCoy covers Denver-area politics for Colorado Politics.