Ivey among governors backing Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Ivey was one of 7 governors who asked for Trump to receive the prize for his efforts in bringing North Korea and South Korea together for talks.

Posted: May. 15, 2018 12:16 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and a group of fellow governors are backing President Donald Trump's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ivey and six fellow governors wrote to Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen this week, citing what they called Trump's "transformative efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula."

"Ending North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons has eluded American presidents for decades," Ivey said in a news release Tuesday. "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.

Earlier this month, 18 U.S. House Republicans formally nominated Trump, who's preparing for a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Other signatories include Guam Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo; Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant; Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer; South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster; West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice; and Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

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