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These Images of Trump and FLOTUS in Texas Will Warm Your Heart

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The president also visited Lake Charles,

Louisiana Saturday where he met with state

and congressional leaders, including

Republican Congressman Clay Higgins,

and he joins us now by phone.

Representative Higgins, thanks for joining us.

CLAY HIGGINS: Good morning, son.

Praise God for the efforts of the American people

and our president and his beautiful wife

who has blessed us with their prayer and their very

genuine, sincere effort to convey

to us their love and their compassion during this.

This was a devastating storm for so many scores

of thousands of Americans.

And churches across the land have joined together

to help us recover quickly, especially our brothers

and sisters in Texas.

MARK MARTIN: Representative Higgins?

Representative Higgins?

So much of the focus has been on Texas, what's

the situation in Louisiana?

CLAY HIGGINS: Louisiana was very prepared

to take a direct hit from the storm, thus all of our assets

were organized and ready to respond.

However, the storm shifted just a little bit to the west

and ended up landing again--

it hit Texas and then back up into the Gulf

and then, hit Texas again right on the border with Louisiana.

So Louisiana was so prepared.

and much more rural in that area,

that we weathered that storm, that impact with much less loss

of life and property.

On the Texas side of the border, the population

is much more dense, sir.

As soon as Louisiana was squared away,

I, myself, went to Texas on Thursday morning and Friday

and participated in rescue operations

and witnessed just the tragedy and the pain and the loss,

but I also witnessed the uplifting Christian spirit

of all the people of Texas and from across the country that

had come together there to help their fellow Americans

of every creed and color.

MARK MARTIN: Representative Higgins,

CLAY HIGGINS: To stand back up.

Yes?

MARK MARTIN: The nation has seen that Cajun Navy from Louisiana

rushed to Texas to help those trapped in the flooding, who

are those folks?

And what motivates them?

CLAY HIGGINS: What motivates them

is love for their fellow man that those were some

of the guys that I was with.

I was with a civilian group of rescuers.

I was with the Cajun Navy, essentially.

The civilian rescue operations were massive, rather well

organized, and we had good communication systems,

dispatching, et cetera.

And the Cajun Navy is essentially

every American man and woman that

responded with a high water vehicle, lifted

four-wheel drive vehicle.

I was in a five ton Army truck with the tires

themselves, four feet tall.

You could go through heavy water and make rescues quickly.

MARK MARTIN: Representative Higgins?

CLAY HIGGINS: Deploy a boat.

MARK MARTIN: We're running a little short on time,

but you sit on the House Committee for Homeland

Security, what is your reaction to the news

that North Korea claims it has a hydrogen bomb?

CLAY HIGGINS: Well, apparently it does,

and I don't think the status quo should be allowed to continue.

I don't think we should be--

I don't think we should be reactive.

I think we should be proactive.

The executive branch and the State Department

in cooperation with nation states in the area,

we put heavy sanctions on them.

But I think we should be prepared

for a massive and overwhelming conventional strike

to stop them from moving further.

I'm completely in support of a preemptive first strike

against North Korea.

Representative Clay Higgins of Louisiana,

thanks for joining us, sir.

We appreciate your time.

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