Coons Warns Pelosi Against Taiwan Visit -- 'Risks Escalating Tensions with China'

Coons Warns Pelosi Against Taiwan Visit — 'Risks Escalating Tensions with China'


Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) warned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to consider the risk of “escalating tensions with China” should she take her reported trip to Taiwan to highlight human rights abuses.

According to Coons, Pelosi’s trip could lead to “a significant distraction” should the United States end up “in an escalatory situation around Taiwan and its status.”

“I have great respect for the speaker and her long record of leadership in foreign affairs, and I trust that she’ll consult closely with the [Biden] administration and make the right choice,” Coons said. “At this moment, it could be a significant distraction if we ended up in an escalatory situation around Taiwan and its status, but I have confidence

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