Gov. Kay Ivey signs letter in support of President Trump's Nobel Peace Prize nomination

(WTVM) - Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is one of seven governors who has signed off on a letter of support for President Trump's Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Earlier this month, 18 U.S. House Republicans formally nominated Pres. Trump for the award citing the work he has done to bring peace to the Korean peninsula.

Pres. Trump is in preparation for a summit with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.

Signing alongside Gov. Kay Ivey is Guam Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

Gov. Ivey tweeted her support for Pres. Trump's nomination, saying "He is due to be honored for his ability to bring everyone to the table to discuss a way which offers the Korean Peninsula & world a path to peace."

Gov. Ivey has also released a statement saying the committee should act quickly to affirm Trump's nomination for the prize.

Only four U.S. Presidents have received the Nobel Peace Prize: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.

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