Kay Ivey among 7 governors backing Donald Trump’s nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced her part in nominating Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday.

“Yesterday, I was proud to join six other governors in highlighting the historical progress President Trump has made toward denuclearization and peace for the peoples of North and South Korea,” said Ivey. “Ending North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons has eluded American presidents for decades. President Trump is due to be honored for his ability to bring everyone to the table to discuss a way forward which offers the Korean Peninsula, and the world, a path toward stability and peace.”

Ivey joined Governor’s Eddie Baza Calvo of Guam, Jeff Colyer of Kansas, Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Governor of Maine Paul LePage, Henry McMaster of South Carolina, and Governor of West Virgnia, Jim Justice in nominating the President by sending a letter to Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

“Though he has only been in office one year, President Trump has achieved an unprecedented victory for global peace and security. The President’s firm stance against nuclearization, coupled with his willingness to engage one-on-one with Pyongyang, has succeeded in opening new avenues of cooperation, friendship and unity between the two Koreas – and the rest of the world,” said the letter.

“It isn’t often that presidents follow through on their promises; yet, President Trump is proving time and again that he isn’t like most presidents,” said Ivey.

“I am thankful to the president for the conservative, smaller-government direction he is taking our nation and for his efforts in ensuring that our world is a safer place. The Nobel Committee should act quickly in affirming President Trump’s nomination and should give him the Nobel Peace Prize, which he certainly deserves.”

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