House Armed Services Chair Smith: We Can't Let China Dictate Whether Pelosi Goes to Taiwan

House Armed Services Chair Smith: We Can't Let China Dictate Whether Pelosi Goes to Taiwan


On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” House Armed Services Committee Chair Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) stated that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should go ahead with her planned trip to Taiwan — a trip that President Joe Biden has criticized — because China shouldn’t be allowed to dictate where one of America’s most powerful officials goes and China shouldn’t be allowed to define everything as a provocation and a threat any more than Russia should be allowed to do so.

Smith stated, “I don’t think we should let China dictate something like this. Nancy Pelosi’s the Speaker of the House. She’s one of the most powerful people in the country. If she wants to go visit Taiwan, she ought to be able to

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