More than half of Republican Senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, voiced their support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan in a rare bipartisan accord.
“For decades, members of the United States Congress, including previous Speakers of the House, have traveled to Taiwan,” the 26 GOP Senators said.
“This travel is consistent with the United States' One China policy to which we are committed. We are also committed now, more than ever, to all elements of the Taiwan Relations Act.”
Pelosi’s controversial stop in Taiwan was her own decision, according to National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby who added that “it’s not without precedent.”
“I think we’ve laid out very clearly that if she goes – if she goes- it’s not without precedent. It’s not new. It doesn’t change anything. We’ve not ramped up the rhetoric. We’ve not changed our behavior,” he said.