Rep. Calvert Statement on the Release of Americans Detained in North Korea

May 9, 2018
Press Release


Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement regarding the release of three Americans who have been detained in North Korea:


“This is a day the friends and family of Tony Kim, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Dong-chul, have been hoping and praying for since their loved ones were taken captive. As a nation, we share the relief and happiness they are feeling today. I have personally met with Tony Kim’s son, Sol Kim, and know their family has anguished every day for the past year about Tony’s fate. 


I want to express my thanks and appreciation for the tremendous work done by everyone at the State Department, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who worked tirelessly to bring our Americans home.”


Rep. Calvert worked with Sol Kim, a constituent of CA-42, and communicated directly with the Trump Administration on the need to bring Tony home.