Five members of the House of Representatives visited South Korea in the wake of the historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jung Un.

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos was one of five House members who were part of the first congressional delegation to visit South Korea since President Donald Trump met with North Korea's leader last month.

Bustos, Illinois' 17th Congressional District representative, was joined by fellow Democratic Reps. Connor Lamb of Pennsylvania and Jared Huffman of California, in addition to Republican Reps. Jack Bergman of Michigan and Mike Turner of Ohio.

While there, Bustos, who represents Henderson County, visited the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, Osan Air Force Base and Camp Humphreys. She also met with officials from the American Embassy and members of the National Assembly of South Korea.

The House members' trip came about a month after Trump met in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un.

"From my perspective, we've all really gotten whiplash over the last year as we've gone from a serious escalation — literally pushing us to the brink of what appeared to be a nuclear war — to the first meeting taking place between an American president and the leader of North Korea," Bustos said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters.

Bustos said, "The sole purpose of this trip was to conduct congressional oversight of the military activities that are taking place on the Korean peninsula and also learn how the dynamics on the ground are quickly changing."

Though the two leaders signed a joint statement June 12 agreeing to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula, it provided no specific steps to disarm the North.

The congresswoman said she was glad the summit brought the two countries to the negotiating table, but, "we've got a lot of work to do."

"I would say the overall assessment is that any time that we can work toward building relationships that is a good thing, but in the end I think what we as Americans have to look for is complete, verifiable and transparent removal of nuclear weapons from North Korea."