President Trump ran on putting America first. Well, America first means putting American children first and bringing them home. Prime Minister Abe, what about returning the 400+ American children kidnapped to Japan since 1994? What about returning Mochi?
Last week Secretary Pompeo said to the German Marshal Fund in Brussels, "When treaties are broken, the violators must be confronted, and the treaties must be fixed or discarded. Words should mean something."
How will Japan be confronted?
In September the President addressed the United Nations and declared, "We are standing up for America and for the American people..."
Who is standing up for America's kidnapped children?
Words must be backed up with actions so that Japan will recognize that enough is enough and the United States will not tolerate the ongoing kidnapping and retention of our citizen children.
In Vice-President Pence's press statement from his November trip to Japan he stated to Prime Minister Abe that President Trump made a commitment, "to speed up the sales of defense technology to Japan, and we’re keeping that promise. Before the end of this year, we will deliver ten F-35s to Japan, and six more in 2019."
I urge Congress to take immediate action while the opportunity exists and block the sales of defense technology to Japan until our children are returned to us. They have broken their treaty obligations. It is necessary to stand up for the American people here.
Create this sanction. Stop delivery of the F-35s. Tell the Prime Minister it is not acceptable to continue to hold my son, “Mochi” Atomu Imoto Morehouse or any of the 400+ U.S. children kidnapped to Japan."
The announcement and written testimonies are posted on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee Repository.
The entire hearing video is available on C-SPAN.