Rep. Comer on Harvey Relief, North Korea

US Congressman James Comer was in Greenville on Tuesday. Eyewitness News caught up with the congressman to discuss relief efforts for Harvey and news surrounding North Korea.

Rep. Comer said federal and state governments are coordinating relief efforts well for flood victims on the Gulf Coast.

“I've spoken with a couple of my colleagues in Texas and they say the federal government's been there every step of the way. They've provided every resource they need. I can't imagine having 50 inches of rain in a week anywhere,” said Rep. Comer.

The US Department of Homeland Security activated their surge capacity force allowing DHS workers to support disaster relief efforts.

North Korea

Rep. Comer also spoke with Eyewitness News about North Korea's latest missile launch.

The congressman said a coalition is needed to address the threat.

Rep. Comer said the US and countries bordering North Korea must agree on how to stop the threat.

He said sanctions against North Korea are good, but more is needed to stop their missile program.

"Honestly, the United States has let North Korea go far too long in developing their missile system, and developing nuclear weapons. It's a challenge. I don't think the US can do it alone. We have to put together a coalition,” said Rep. Comer.

The congressman also said he's confident any North Korean missile can be shut down if it's a threat to the US.

(This story was originally published on August 28, 2017)

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