Sen. Sam Brownback (R. Kansas), a long-time champion of North Korean refugees
and their human rights, gave an impassioned speech from the
Senate floor outlining his reasons for putting a hold on the
nomination of Kathleen Stephens as ambassador to South Korea.
included her inability to satisfactorily answer his questions about
plans to help the refugees pouring out of North Korea, and
especially the estimated 400,000 citizens of that country now
being tortured and worked to death in slave
labor prison camps.
this video for a truly remarkable speech
that outlines in some detail the situation with North Korea.
If that link does not play for you, then go
to this page and click on the link at
the very bottom right hand corner of the page.
And you can read
the prepared text of Sen. Brownback's speech in this
downloadable PDF document.