Some Republican senators support Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, arrives in Taipei, Taiwan Tuesday night.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, arrives in Taipei, Taiwan Tuesday night.(Source: Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs/CNN)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 12:36 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A group of Republican senators has signed a joint statement in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan during her diplomatic trip to Asia.

The group of 26 U.S. senators includes Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Thune (R-SD), and Steve Daines (R-MT). Their statement released Tuesday morning says Pelosi’s trip is consistent with America’s policy towards China and Taiwan. In it, they reiterate support for the Taiwan Relations Act.

The statement reads: “For decades, members of the United States Congress, including previous Speakers of the House, have traveled to Taiwan.”

Senator John Hoeven’s office issued the following statement to Your News Leader: “Senator Hoeven believes that we need to be tough on China and is working to ensure our military, including our nuclear forces, has the capabilities it needs to deter China’s aggression. Further, China should not dictate the travel plans of members of Congress, and the Speaker’s travel to Taiwan is consistent with long-standing U.S. policy.”

Pelosi’s trip has increased tension between China and United States as China claims Taiwan as part of its territory.

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