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Pelosi Begins Asia Trip as Questions Linger over Potential Visit to Taiwan

Kristina Wong 31 Jul 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — a long-time critic of the Chinese Communist Party — began her trip to Asia on Sunday but did not confirm if she would visit Taiwan and become the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit in 25 years.

Beijing has threatened consequences if Pelosi flies to Taiwan, and the Biden administration opposes the trip out of concern it will prompt some sort of military confrontation with China or further destabilize the relationship.

The last time a U.S. official of her status visited Taiwan was in 1997, and the official was then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA). Gingrich has urged Pelosi to go despite the Biden administration’s opposition, calling it “timidity, covered by insecurity and an eagerness to appease people who aren’t Americans.”

“You have a woke Defense Department which is as timid as the State Department, which is really dangerous,” Gingrich said at the America First Policy Institute summit last week in Washington, DC.

A number of other Republicans are also urging Pelosi to go and not back down to Beijing, including Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), who visited Taiwan this month.

“China is just a belligerent country with some wonderful people, but horrible government. And so, we’ve gotta stand up for our great ally — not just Taiwan, but … when we do this, we’re supporting Japan. We’re sort of supporting South Korea and other allies in the Asias,” he told Breitbart News.

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Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan during tour of Asia: Report
by Cami Mondeaux, Breaking News Reporter |
 | August 01, 2022 07:16 AM
 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is expected to visit Taiwan during her trip to Asia this week despite there being no mention of the country in her official itinerary released over the weekend, according to officials from the United States and Taiwan.

It’s not clear when Pelosi will arrive in Taiwan, but the House speaker is expected to stay there overnight, officials told CNN. The trip will be the first time a House speaker has visited Taiwan in 25 years and comes amid warnings from top White House officials, including President Joe Biden himself.

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John Kirby joining @PressSec in briefing today, White House announces, as Speaker Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan despite Chinese threats.
9:37 AM · Aug 1, 2022·

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DEVELOPMENT: Taiwanese outlet Setn is reporting that the military has "urgently" cancelled the leave of "some officers & soldiers", & mobilized the "air defense force to immediately prepare for war" over Pelosi's anticipated visit.
8:33 AM · Aug 1, 2022

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Pelosi family got caught so they sold $5 in Nvidia semiconductor stock last week right before Congress is set to vote on semiconductor subsidies, now Pelosi flies to semiconductor world headquarters Taiwan to pump the stock
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Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is expected to cost tax payers over $90 million for security, allocation of US military presence, and more.  All this for her to get a private tour of the Nvidia chip factory after she purchased millions in shares using insider info.
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Why is Pelosi going to Asia?  What is her mission?  What is she trying to accomplish?

The US Speaker of the House has no role, no responsibility, no power, nor authority to Represent the US Government diplomatically to foreign nations.  Pelosi is douching Biden and the State Department.
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On the bright side, could US Customs and Border Patrol refuse Pelosi re-entry into the United States?  That would be swell.
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Why is Pelosi going to Asia?  What is her mission?  What is she trying to accomplish?

The US Speaker of the House has no role, no responsibility, no power, nor authority to Represent the US Government diplomatically to foreign nations.  Pelosi is douching Biden and the State Department.

This is Kabuki Theater, meant to make the Rats appear tough on the ChiComs, no doubt the ChiComs are in on it.

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She's there to visit her and Paul's investment in Nvidia.
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Why am I supposed to give a fig about Pelosi going to Taiwan?  Seriously, why?
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Kirby: "We do not support Taiwan independence."

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Why is Pelosi going to Asia?  What is her mission?  What is she trying to accomplish?

The US Speaker of the House has no role, no responsibility, no power, nor authority to Represent the US Government diplomatically to foreign nations.  Pelosi is douching Biden and the State Department.


I agree...and thank you for typing out my thoughts so I didn't have to.

Of course she did go to Syria and do a bang up job./s

But as I typed on another thread...China has no authority to order us to do anything. Of course this attitude got me in tons of trouble in my life.

Disclaimer: I have never understood why the legislative politicians takes these jaunts. It's not their bailiwick...even if it makes terrific photo ops.

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This is the stated rationale for the trip:

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Pelosi said in a statement she is leading a congressional delegation to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan to discuss trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, security and "democratic governance."

Source:  https://www.npr.org/2022/07/31/1114763259/nancy-pelosi-taiwan-asia-trip

Since most of this subject areas would be amenable to federal legislation, it is not untoward for members of Congress to undertake fact-finding missions or to discuss the possibilities of concurrent legislation with the foreign countries.
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This is the stated rationale for the trip:

Source:  https://www.npr.org/2022/07/31/1114763259/nancy-pelosi-taiwan-asia-trip

Since most of this subject areas would be amenable to federal legislation, it is not untoward for members of Congress to undertake fact-finding missions or to discuss the possibilities of concurrent legislation with the foreign countries.

"Fact Finding Missions" is a rough translation of "Junkets."
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I texted a friend of mine who lives in Taiwan to see their take on Pelosi's visit.  They said that Taiwan is well prepared for an attack by China and actually welcomed the Pelosi visit.  This is certainly not what I expected to hear from them.  They seemed to think that China would do some miliary exercises but that would be about it.  I pray to God they are correct.
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The American Socialists are pulling off another well-timed political stunt.  ---- The Chinese will not harm a hair on Pelosi's botoxed head  ---- she's their asset and will be protected.
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Pelosi would go to Taiwan just to provoke China into invading them - if that would be the best strategy to bump up her wealth level some more.
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Pelosi would go to Taiwan just to provoke China into invading them - if that would be the best strategy to bump up her wealth level some more.

I'd be interested to see Hubby Paul's recent stock purchases about now.
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This is the stated rationale for the trip:

Source:  https://www.npr.org/2022/07/31/1114763259/nancy-pelosi-taiwan-asia-trip

Since most of this subject areas would be amenable to federal legislation, it is not untoward for members of Congress to undertake fact-finding missions or to discuss the possibilities of concurrent legislation with the foreign countries.



Thank you for your reply @Kamaji But it still doesn't clear up in my mind what the devil she is doing there. I thought this was a State Department issue.

As a disclaimer, I will say that I disagree with Congresscritters flying around to any country for photo ops on the taxpayer dime.

I agree with @Cyber Liberty Junket.

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