On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) stated that if President Joe Biden “denies” House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) planned trip to Taiwan, it would project weakness and end up creating “a predicate” for China to invade Taiwan the same way Biden lifting sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline laid the predicate for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
McCaul stated, [relevant remarks begin around 1:05] “If President Biden denies the Speaker of the House, the Speaker of the House of all people, denies a trip to Taiwan, what message does that send to President Xi? It’s, once again, projecting weakness to our adversaries. What does that say to Xi? What did