Pelosi's travel to Taiwan could cause a FOURTH 'Taiwan Strait Crisis'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) arrived in Taiwan Tuesday morning, even after stark warnings from China and concern from the White House that her visit could trigger a massive crisis for Taiwan and U.S.- China relations. Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. elected official to visit the self-ruled island since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997.
Pelosi said in a statement on Twitter that the delegation's visit "honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy." The congressional delegation accompanying Pelosi
includes Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs; Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA); Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL); and Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ).
\u201cOur delegation\u2019s visit to Taiwan honors America\u2019s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan\u2019s vibrant Democracy.\n\nOur discussions with Taiwan leadership reaffirm our support for our partner & promote our shared interests, including advancing a free & open Indo-Pacific region.\u201d— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) 1659452429
\u201cAmerica\u2019s solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy.\u201d— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) 1659452429
\u201cOur visit is one of several Congressional delegations to Taiwan \u2013 and it in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, U.S.-China Joint Communiques and the Six Assurances.\u201d— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) 1659452429
On "The News & Why It Matters," BlazeTV host Sara Gonzales, along with guests John Doyle and Alex Stein discussed Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and wondered if the California Democrat is about to spark a fourth "Taiwan Strait" crisis between the United States and China like what we last saw happen in 1996.
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