U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., wants to see “The Interview” -- at the White House, with 534 of his closest friends.
Vitter wrote President Barack Obama on Friday to request a screening for members of Congress of the satiric film about North Korea. The movie mocks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Sony Pictures pulled “The Interview” from theatrical distribution because of threats from North Korea.
Vitter’s letter notes that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has acknowledged that North Korea was behind the November “hack” of Sony Pictures, which he said has led to serious business impacts.
“The policy of rewarding terrorists, authoritarianism, and cruelty with concessions should not be the legacy we pursue,” Vitter wrote. “Therefore, I ask that you host a screening of comedy film ‘The Interview’ for Members of Congress in the White House the week of January 5th, to be followed by a serious discussion of the strong, substantive retaliatory measures we plan to take as a nation against cyber attacks.”
In his letter, he also criticized Obama’s “weak” foreign policy.