Congressman Brett Guthrie speaking at the Warren County Knicely Conference Center
Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie took a pit stop in Warren County Wednesday afternoon as a part of his 21 county Public Office Hours trip.
Congressman Guthrie has visited 18 of the 21 counties he represents in Kentucky's 2nd District so far, beginning early July and coming to an end Friday.
He says this years visits are unique though--involving more face-to-face discussions as opposed to town hall style. That way, he gets to speak more personally with those agreeing or disagreeing.
He explains it as, "a lot of times stuff doesn't get explained out of Washington. I've had several times where people don't agree with me to say "Why didn't you vote for this, that, or the other" and I'll explain it and then they'll come back and say "I don't really agree agree. I wish you'd have voted a different way, but at least I understand your motivation for doing it and you did it wish a good reason," and I've gotten, you know, every time--most of them, an email or a call back saying, you know, thanks for coming and explaining your position."
As Congressman Guthrie is in Warren County, controversy is coming out of Washington--as President Trump responds to North Korea's threat to get "thousand-fold" revenge on the U.S. for tough sanctions passed by the United Nations over the weekend, saying, North Korea "best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."
Congressman Guthrie responds to the news out of Washington, saying, "we have to be very judicious--we have to be very careful, but I think the President set the tone that we're not going to tolerate a nuclear North Korea who has access to our territories, which is Guam--which he's [Kim Jong Un] threatened, but also the capability if you live in Hawaii or even the west coast."