Kirk: As Americans We Never Have to Ask the North Koreans for Permission

Kirk Calls for Congressional Hearings on North Korea Sony Hack

Wants to Re-Designate North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) recently called on Congress to schedule hearings and look into the Sony hack by North Korea, which jeopardized thousands of employee records and emails, and caused the entertainment corporation to pull ‘The Interview’ from theaters.

“America does not answer to North Korea or the demands of terrorists, and the theaters that decide to take a stand against terrorism and show this film should be protected by the law,” Senator Kirk said.

Senator Kirk also called for the hearings to investigate exactly why theater owners decided to self-censor and to see if which countries, if any, assisted North Korea in this attack.

ICYMI, here are hyperlinks to recent news reports and videos about Senator Kirk’s efforts:

The Hill: GOP Senator Calls for Sony Hack Hearing

Senator Kirk “called on Congress to hold hearings on the destructive cyberattack that forced Sony Pictures to cancel the theatrical release of its controversial comedy, ‘The Interview.’ The FBI has pinned the attack on North Korea, which was angered over the film’s depiction of a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.”

Fox Chicago: Kirk Says Senate Should Show ‘The Interview’

CBS Chicago: “As Americans, we never have to ask the North Koreans for permission,” says Kirk.