WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after President Biden made comments in support of Taiwan during last night’s CNN Townhall.
“Strategic ambiguity no longer serves the national interest. It is clear that President Biden agrees. It is also clear that the Chinese Communist Party will view these comments as reflective of our true Taiwan policy. It is time to move past academic debates over the nature of our commitment to Taiwan and get down to the hard work of defending it against the Chinese invasion that looks increasingly likely.
“This means being honest with the American public about what it will take to successfully deny a fait accompli against Taiwan in the near-term, the capabilities and posture we will need, and the resources that will be required.”
Earlier this year, Gallagher introduced the Taiwan Defense Act, which ensures the U.S. maintains the ability to defeat any attempted Chinese invasion of Taiwan.
Last year, Rep. Gallagher called for the U.S. to end strategic ambiguity and stand with Taiwan.
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