MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey joins a growing number of politicians supporting the nomination of President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Ivey stated, "It isn’t often that presidents follow through on their promises; yet, President Trump is proving time and again that he isn’t like most presidents. I am thankful to the president for the conservative, smaller-government direction he is taking our nation and for his efforts in ensuring that our world is a safer place. The Nobel Committee should act quickly in affirming President Trump’s nomination and should give him the Nobel Peace Prize, which he certainly deserves.”

Ivey joins the governors of Guam, Kansas, Mississippi, Maine, South Carolina and West Virginia, in supporting of the nomination, made by several members of Congress, of Trump for the prize. 

According to the official Nobel Peace Prize website, a committee of five individuals chosen by the Norwegian Parliament chooses the prize winner. 

Barack Obama was the last United States president to win the award, despite a large number of Americans who thought he was not deserving of the prize.