Congressman Pete Sessions: Work With Allies on North Korea

U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, visited his home district Tuesday and spoke out on several key issues in national politics.

Sessions was touring the North Texas Food Bank, where he spent about two hours seeing the inner workings of the operation.

"I am here on a snapshot day, but every day there are hundreds of volunteers that are here to help North Texas families, children and seniors to get that is necessary and needed," Sessions said.

NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine asked Sessions about the latest developments with North Korea. He said the United States does not need to fight fire with fire, because the U.S. military is far superior. He believes the U.S. must be prepared, but also strategic, without challenging North Korea.

"We are handling this in a way that I wish we would not try and up the ante. I believe the North Koreans want the attention, are enjoying the attention, and will continue doing what they are doing. The world needs to be involved. America has always been better when we work with allies, people who have a same or similar viewpoint," Sessions said.

Sessions tweeted quickly after the events in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend, saying, "The racist white supremacist actions in Charlottesville are completely horrendous."

There have been calls for Confederate monuments to come down in the city of Dallas, so Fine asked Sessions if he agrees with the idea.

"I do not. I think my son attended Stonewall Jackson (Elementary School). It is one of the greatest elementary schools. In no way were they celebrating Stonewall Jackson and everything about him," Sessions said.

"What I am suggesting to you is, is that it is a motivation for us to look back 100 years in our past. This was life in America for some period of time about honoring these people that really ended the war, ended slavery, did those things. And that's what we should be celebrating."

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