Mitch McConnell sides with Pelosi in Senate speech and says she has ‘every right’ to visit Taiwan

Mitch McConnell sides with Nancy Pelosi in Senate speech and says she has ‘every right’ to visit Taiwan while blasting Biden for trying to stop her from making visit that flamed tensions with China

Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell has supported Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan and slammed President Joe Biden and his team from voicing their opposition to the visit amid tensions with China. 

‘I believe she has every right to go, and it’s been unseemly and counterproductive for President Biden and his aids to have publicly sought to deter her from doing so,’ McConnell said on Tuesday. 

The Biden administration did not explicitly urge Pelosi to call off the visit as it sought to reassure Beijing the trip would not signal any change in U.S. policy on Taiwan. 

Following her landing, McConnell praised the trip as he warned of China’s aggression against Taiwan and the need to protect democracy. 

‘To hear [Biden]… complain that speaker Pelosi’s travel itinerary is provocative is utterly absurd,’ McConnel added.  

Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell criticized President Joe Biden for not supporting Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan on Tuesday

 This is a developing story. 

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