Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) has arrived in Taiwan unharmed amid threats of retaliation from the Chinese Communist Party on social media to take down her plane.
The Daily Wire reports:
A plane reportedly carrying the House speaker touched down on the island of Taiwan on Tuesday, Fox News reported. She is the first House speaker to visit Taiwan since Newt Gingrich’s 1997 visit — an island that China considers its territory — and her visit has prompted China to increase military activity in both the sea and air around Taiwan.
“Our Congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant Democracy,” Pelosi said in a statement issued upon her arrival.
The Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly warned against the visit, and during a Thursday phone call, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Joe Biden that the United States must not “play with fire.”
“Those who play with fire will perish by it. It is hoped that the U.S. will be clear-eyed about this,” the Chinese president said, Fox reported.