Connect to Congress: Rep. Gallagher talks Afghanistan, North Korea and more

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-8th District) appears on Good Day Wisconsin August 21, 2017. (WLUK)

(WLUK) -- Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-8th District) joined FOX 11's Robert Hornacek on Good Day Wisconsin to talk about several issues facing the country.

Gallagher talked about President Trump's upcoming announcement of a path forward in Afghanistan: "I think it's important that we don't repeat the mistakes we made in Iraq where we pulled out quickly for entirely political reasons and we created a vacuum that terrorist groups filled," Gallagher said. "At the same time I hope the President is honest about what exactly we're trying to achieve in Afghanistan."

The first-term congressman also shared his thoughts on the violence in Charlottesville: "I think it's incumbent on anyone in elected office to denounce it," Gallagher said. "White supremacism, neo-Nazism, is anti-thetical to the creed of our nation, that self-evident truth which resulted in the birth of this nation that all men are created equal. It has no place in our society."

When asked to share his thoughts about President Trump's leadership, Gallagher replied, "I think all of us as Americans should want the President to succeed, right? At a time of profound crisis abroad and at home, we don't have the luxury of just sitting back and criticizing and throwing bombs from the cheap seats. We need to find a way to work together so we can solve our health care crisis, to fix our broken tax code, to revitalize and modernize our military. And with that, I stand ready to work with the administration although I do not work for the administration."

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