Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Ron Johnson warned Sunday about being “snookered again” by North Korea after the White House agreed last week to denuclearization talks with leader Kim Jong-un.
Citing previous deals that saw the United States give up more than it got, Mr. Johnson urged the administration to maintain its maximum-pressure policy on North Korea.
“Again, you have that history. Let’s not be snookered again,” said Mr. Johnson on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Let’s not be Charlie Brown to North Korea’s Lucy. We’ve seen this movie before; that’s why we’ve called on President Trump to make sure that we maintain the maximum-pressure campaign.”
The Wisconsin Republican added that, “If anything, I would continue to ratchet up sanctions until they again have complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.”