House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) invited Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to accompany her on a trip to Taiwan, according to a spokesperson.
“Rep. McCaul was invited but is unable to attend due to a prior commitment. He also believes the Speaker or any other American official should be able to visit Taiwan if they would like to,” McCaul aide Leslie Shedd told Breitbart News.
Although Pelosi has not publicly confirmed she is going to Taiwan, the invite indicated that she intended to proceed with her trip, at least at the time it was sent.
The invite came “a few weeks ago,” according to a House aide.
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Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), chairman of the Foreign Affairs