Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Lead Republican of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement on China’s unacceptable and aggressive behavior towards Taiwan.
“President Biden’s disastrous handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal has clear implications for Taiwan. The Chinese Communist Party and Xi Jinping watched as the president abandoned American citizens and allies behind enemy lines.
“Since that moment, Chinese forces have deliberately and repeatedly violated Taiwan’s airspace without consequence. These are tests on a president that just failed to support a democracy when U.S. support was critical for its survival. Xi is calculating that President Biden doesn’t have the fortitude to step in and defend Taiwan – Biden needs to prove him wrong.
“The Chinese Communist Party seeks to take control of Taiwan and subjugate its people to their will. President Biden cannot let that happen.”