House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has invited other members of Congress to join her in a visit to Taiwan next month, signaling that she still plans to make the trip despite the fact that the US military thinks it risks provoking China.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Wednesday that Pelosi invited him and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the committee.
McCaul said he couldn’t go to Taiwan due to a prior engagement but expressed support for the trip. “Any member that wants to go, should. It shows political deterrence to President Xi,” he said. “But she should also pay attention to the military if it’s going to cause a blowback and escalate things.”
McFaul’s comments are the first on-the-record confirmation that Pelosi is planning to visit Taiwan. Pelosi has declined to discuss her travel plans, citing security risks. McFaul said that the trip is planned for the congressional recess in August but didn’t provide exact dates. It’s not clear yet if Meeks plans to join Pelosi for the trip.
The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that if Pelosi goes to Taiwan, the US will increase the movement of its forces in the region. Officials said fighter jets, ships, and other assets would likely provide protection for the military plane that would be carrying Pelosi.
US officials think it’s unlikely that China would respond by taking action against Pelosi’s plane and expect the response to consist of flying planes near Taiwan or sailing ships in the area. Either way, Pelosi traveling to the island clearly creates a major risk, which could lead to an accident between the two militaries.
China has repeatedly warned that it will have a strong response to Pelosi’s trip, something the Chinese Foreign Ministry reiterated on Wednesday. ” If the US side insists on making the visit and challenges China’s red line, it will be met with resolute countermeasures. The US must assume full responsibility for any serious consequence arising thereof,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
The Washington Post recently reported that the Biden administration fears Pelosi’s trip could spark a major crisis across the Taiwan Strait and said officials are warning her not to go. The administration maintains that they can’t stop Pelosi from visiting the island, which China doesn’t believe.
54 thoughts on “Pelosi Invites Lawmakers to Join Her in Taiwan as Military Prepares for Her Trip”
Now we are sailing an entire aircraft carrier group into the Taiwan Strait just so Pelosi can have her photo-op moment.
So much room for miscalculation and war to start. Biden and Pentagon have both warned against it…But Pelosi goes and invite a bunch of Republican hawks? What on earth are these people thinking? And even outside the warzone, a war over Taiwan would immediate devastate the world economy and make this “record inflation” look like peanuts not to mention the huge loss of life that would occur on both sides of the Strait. And that is if we’re lucky that no one presses the nuclear button.
You are correct. When America does not have a President that can control the evil forces under him a war is bound to break out.
That is when America does not have a President PERIOD.
He’s out of action…
China should hijack their plane and put all of them in jail…!
I thought about many tactics China might do if Nancy does decide to travel to Taiwan. Moments before touchdown China might launch missiles at every airport landing strip in Taiwan.
Very creative Mardasee!
They could force the plane down before it reaches Taiwan or prevent it from landing near Taiwan.
Depending on China’s ECM capability, if it’s anything like the Russian’s, they could just electronically shut down the airport.
Personally I suspect they might just send another huge wave of jet fighters into the ADIZ as they have been doing just as her plane approaches, just to show Pelosi how vulnerable she is. It’s what I would do. And maybe keep them in the ADIZ as long as she’s in Taiwan.
I guess I asked for it and this Chinese curse: May we live in interesting times.
It is a perfect curse, if there is such a thing but Nancy Pelosi is the grim reaper!
It helps to take attention away from her husband’s business dealings. And as old as she is, she will not have to pay the consequences for her bellicosity. We do need another theater of war desperately before the mid term election, Ukraine does not look good, Europe, the EU, is crumbling. Some regime changes are coming up, Scholz and his cabal are a disaster for Germany and the continent.
She looks like one.
I’ll never forget how China punished Trump by severely reducing purchases of soybeans from US farmers. I wonder how much of the $15 billion they buy from California each year will be affected.
Sound logic and good question…
“Would you like to go to Taiwan with me and start a war” – Nancy Pelosi
Have a Nice Day!
Mike Pompeo is champing at the bit to go with Nancy.
More like a throbbing hard on…………………
If the Admin. says they can’t stop her, it simply means they are inviting whatever the reaction or response is…
The question is whether she is purposely provoking China at China’s request so they can act? Biden and Pelosi are Chinese puppets for the skim.
Everyone is on the take…
Why would China request to be provoked? They do have rational government, the morons govern in the NATO alliance.
So they have a reason that Biden and they can use…..its how the game is played at the top levels. They did that clearly in the Ukraine/Russian regional conflict and are trying to get the US into it.
Maybe we have a misunderstanding,
“whether she is purposely provoking China at China’s request”
What could China gain?
They gain the war for Taiwan they seek……
But at what price? They gain more by doing nothing and wait and see, and with patients. Chinese people plan for long time ahead.
China sees the writing on the walls as we should be doing. The NWO Reset is on the move and is collapsing countries that are nationalist countries and changing them to Globalist countries. The US and Russia are being changed as we type. Russia is fighting it, but the US current administration is embracing and pushing for it. China is also a nationalist country and does not want to be absorbed , they want to be in control, so taking Taiwan now is in their best interest for strength. There are a lot of Nationalist countries targeted today, most are small, but the bigger ones are the USA, China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Australia (almost changed), Brazil, Japan.
Notice the insanity of all NATO nations, the USA in the lead. The Biden morons are destroying the EU and NATO.
China does not want war with Taiwan, they prefer to unite with a wealthy and prosperous Taiwan, not a destroyed country. They are not as stupid as Biden and the appointed and elected morons around him are, bipartisan stupidity.
China, India, and Russia are nationalistic as all nations are but they have the same interests, they oppose the US hegemon, the hegemon is destroying its NATO partner and isolating itself.
Pelosi has invited other members of Congress to join her in a visit to Taiwan next month,
yes make a day of it and have a picnic
“mama went to taiwan and all i got was this lousy T-shirt!”
“and a fifty megaton sun tan!”
They should shadow them with fighters and sanction Pelosi an family.
Maybe that is what they will do. But she could call in sick on short notice too. But NO, the morons in DC have no brains.
She could call in sick with a case of covid,
“The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that if Pelosi goes to Taiwan, the US will increase the movement of its forces in the region. Officials said fighter jets, ships, and other assets would likely provide protection for the military plane that would be carrying Pelosi.”
Geez, I wonder what that might cost. But why not waste millions so this 82-year-old senile bitch can inch us closer to WW3.
Exactly why I suspect China will send a huge wave of fighter jets into the ADIZ when Pelosi arrives. They will demonstrate that a handful of US jets are zero threat to China. They can also put one of their new aircraft carriers and their new “super destroyer” into the area, as well. China can conduct demonstrations just as well as the US can. Some years back a Chinese sub surfaced in the middle of a US carrier group without being detected. Reproducing that would be another nice lesson for the US.
Disgusting old attention whore …
Queen of cringe-worthiness!
Very nicely stated VP!
Keep poking the Panda and the Bear soon the BRIC countries will add more nations to their alliance which is not good for the US!
When the dollar is no longer the major unit of exchange, it is over.
“Hit the road Nancy, don’t ya come back no more, no more, hit the road Nancy, don’t ya come back no more…”
Maybe she’ll stub her toe and won’t go!…
When our entire country has to mobilize for her trip, clearly there’s the hint…
McFaul: That b-tch is going to start a sh-t show! I can’t go because I have to walk my dog…
Now for a senior chinese delegation to fly to Puerto Rico.
Or maybe Cuba
Typo Nazi reports that should be Michael McCaul – with a C – not McFaul with an F. I initially made the same mistake, due to Michael McFaul, the former ambassador to Russia, being an idiot as well.
Very good article over at MoA analyzing this and providing some history of Pelosi’s previous stunts in China. A must-read.
Pelosi going to China shows just how progressive the democratic party isn’t. The curtain, if it ever needed to be pulled back on these right wing, racist elements within the democratic party, has now been done. This trip is Mike Pompeo type of stuff. The bluster of Ro Khanna saying that “those people can’t set Nancy Pelosi’s travel schedule.” And he’s considered a sensitive progressive?? A military escort for a Pelosi trip? What could she possibly add to a conversation between China and the US in terms of diplomacy? Her only success has been to profit off her insider knowledge of future government contracts. Children have the wheel of the car.
While some are lamenting that there are no safeguards to prevent miscalculations with China as there were during the Cold War, the Biden Administration is bent on provoking China as much as they can. Not sure I understand the policy.
China has clearly committed itself to do something in response to her trip. There are too many Americans who would like to provoke something with China, for various reasons, but all rather like what happened with Ukraine.
Also, far too many American leaders are prone to self delusion and underestimating any opponent.
However, China may be too careful to be manipulated and used in that way. It may be careful to be provoked into doing only something it wants to do anyway, something for which it needs an excuse.
What does China want to do, that it has been holding back from doing to avoid initiating trouble? Do they really want to “invade Taiwan?”
Perhaps they’d like the chance to demonstrate their ability to close its air space at will.
Perhaps they’d like the chance to take a new direction with North Korea, or Iran, or both.
There is much they might be considering. We tend to be oblivious to such things until they hit us in the face, then declare it an aggressive surprise.
There are presumably all kinds of scenarios being thought about on all sides.
In my opinion, the US shouldn’t have a “side” in any dispute between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China. Simply not our business.
On the other hand, if Regime A tells regime B that someone from Regime B visiting regime C is a “provocation,” the only reasonable response is “well, then, Regime A is obviously run by spoiled, petulant children; we should hand out candy bars to them and tell them to go play and come back when they grow the hell up.”
China and Russia are “grown up” and they are kicking US ass economically and militarily, and it is the US who is whining about which is why the US is using Ukraine and Taiwan to start wars with Russia and China which the US stupidly thinks it can win.
That’s what “petulant child” looks like – which you should know since your posts sound like one.
You are correct that the US has no business in the China-Taiwan dispute – nor the Ukraine-Russia dispute.
Its more like Person A tells Person B that you are stepping on my toes and Person B responds he is not that heavy and he is not gonna move because A is not really bothered but is being petulant. Person A for sure is not gonna distribute candy but a smack in the face.
Visiting Person C isn’t stepping on Person A’s toes.
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