Posted 6 days ago
Twenty-six Republican senators, in a rare move supporting a member of the opposite party, released a statement supporting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for stopping in Taiwan during her diplomatic trip to Asia.
“We support Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan,” the group of Republicans led by Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) wrote, noting that lawmakers have made the trip many times before.
“For decades, members of the United States Congress, including previous Speakers of the House, have traveled to Taiwan,” the senators added. “This travel is consistent with the United States’ One China policy to which we are committed. We are also committed now, more than ever, to all elements of the Taiwan Relations Act.”
The other 24 senators who signed their names to the letter were: Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John Thune (R-SD), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Jim Risch (R-ID), Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Steve Daines (R-MT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Todd Young (R-IN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Burr (R-NC), John Boozman (R-AR), Tim Scott (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Pat Toomey (R-PA).
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