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Hannah Patrick sits down with Congressman David Rouzer. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — GenX is one of the hot topics that came up Thursday morning when WWAY’s Hannah Patrick sat down with Congressman David Rouzer about several big issues in the Cape Fear and across the country.

Rouzer was in the closed door meeting with Chemours and other local and state officials back in June.

Rouzer says he’s glad the water levels have come down since they asked Chemours to stop discharging GenX into the Cape Fear River but he thinks there needs to be continued research on all compounds in our water.

We also talked about the Charlottesville protests and confederate statues.

This was his response when I asked him if confederate memorials should stay or go.

“I believe in history,” Rouzer said. “I think history is very important. It’s interesting to me that, these monuments have been here for a long, long time and now all of a sudden everybody, everybody is in a, not everybody but some people are in an uproar about it. It’s one thing if a community and a state decides that they want to remove them and that decision is made through their elected representatives. Very different thing for folks to take matters into their own hands and just rip them down.”

Coming up on WWAY News starting at 5, hear what Rouzer had to say about the President’s response to the protests in Charlottesville and how he thinks the president is doing in leading the country.

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