House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Sunday that she will be visiting Asia but did not mention whether she will make a stop in Taiwan.
“Today, our Congressional delegation travels to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s strong and unshakeable commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” the California Democrat said in a statement. “In Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, our delegation will hold high-level meetings to discuss how we can further advance our shared interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance.”
Her press release left open the possibility that she still might visit Taiwan, something that has been the subject of much political debate in recent days in both the United States and Asia. China regards Taiwan as an integral part of its territory, a view not shared on that island nation located just off China’s coast.
The possible visit has also created political complications for the White House. “The military thinks it’s not a good idea right now,” President Joe Biden said of the trip July 20.Politico
This entire ordeal is really putting the United States in an embarrassing situation, Nancy Pelosi looks like an idiot by going back on the trip, and by having it leaked in the first place.
I think this just increases China’s confidence that they are dealing with no real threat from the US. This entire situation really completed the exact opposite of what they were trying to accomplish. Taiwan feels more threatened after China has states they’re preparing for war, and now the US embarrassed themselves in front of Taiwan and China.
It is possible Nancy will still visit Taiwan and they’re just keeping it secret with the media right now, but I doubt it’s going to happen. Nancy is a coward.
We will see what happens soon.