(DCWatchdog.com) – The old saying “politics makes strange bedfellows” has never been more accurate than when United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the Senate floor today to defend United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) controversial trip to Taiwan.
You can watch the video of McConnell defending Pelosi further down this post.
According to McConnell, speaking moments after Pelosi’s aircraft landed in Taiwan:
“I believe she has every right to go, and it’s been unseemly and counterproductive for President Biden and his aides to have publicly sought to deter her from doing so. There is significant precedent for high-ranking US officials to visit Taiwan, including a past Speaker of the House. Beijing claims such a visit is now unacceptable. They claim that things have changed. Well, it’s certainly true China has stepped up its aggressive actions. They’re trying to change the status quo through force. They’ve expanded militarily in the South China Sea. They’ve invested in anti-ship and anti-aircraft capabilities that threaten US vessels. They’ve manipulated and threatened neighbors and mounted an all-out assault on democracy and autonomy in Hong Kong. Now Beijing wants to dictate Taiwan’s future to its people and snuff out the island’s democracy. And they’re building the military capacity to actually bring that about. That, Mr. President, that is what’s provocative. And to hear these responsible for this aggression complain — complain that Speaker Pelosi’s travel itinerary is provocative is utterly absurd.”
Here is the video:
Leader McConnell on Speaker Pelosi's Taiwan visit: "I believe she has every right to go and it's been unseemly and counterproductive for President Biden and his aides to have publicly sought to deter her from doing so." pic.twitter.com/fdT73f8D4f
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