Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted President Biden for not supporting Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unconfirmed go to to Taiwan, saying the administration shouldn’t kowtow to the Communist led regime as Hollywood has.
Pelosi, in a press release on Sunday, confirmed that she is main a congressional delegation to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, however didn’t tackle whether or not she would journey to Taiwan.
“We’ve seen … the place Hollywood has kowtowed to the Chinese language communist social gathering. The NBA has kowtowed to the Chinese language communist social gathering. It shouldn’t be the case the place an American administration, the president of the US, ought to do the identical factor,” Pompeo instructed host John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio present in an interview that aired Sunday.
“I don’t agree with Speaker Pelosi fairly often. However she made it clear that she needed to go go to … Taiwan, an impartial, sovereign nation. Now, the Biden is administration is saying, ‘Nicely, perhaps that’s not sensible,’” Pompeo mentioned.
He mentioned permitting “America to be bullied by Chinese language propaganda” after Biden spoke on the cellphone with Chinese language President Xi Jinping final week “would ship a very dangerous message to our mates within the area – the Australians, the South Koreans, the Japanese.”
“However principally, it might inform the American those that it’s okay if the US permits … [the Chinese] communist social gathering … to dictate how People will behave, the place we are going to journey, the issues we are going to say,” Pompeo mentioned.
Biden instructed reporters earlier this month that the “navy thinks it’s not a good suggestion proper now” for Pelosi to journey to Taiwan, a self-governed island that China believes is a part of its territory.
Xi warned Biden within the cellphone name final Thursday that the US shouldn’t meddle in its affairs with Taiwan.
“The place of the Chinese language authorities and other people on the Taiwan query is constant, and resolutely safeguarding China’s nationwide sovereignty and territorial integrity is the agency will of the greater than 1.4 billion Chinese language individuals,” China’s international ministry mentioned in a readout of the decision between the 2 leaders.
“The general public opinion can’t be defied. Those that play with fireplace will perish by it. It’s hoped that the US can be clear-eyed about this,” it mentioned.