GOP Lawmakers Press Biden to Stand With Taiwan Against China

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2022
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Republicans are pressuring the White House to firmly commit to a clear response on defending Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, Newsweek reported.

The uproar from Republicans came after a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday, where President Joe Biden was asked if the United States would "get involved militarily" to defend Taiwan, and he responded, "that's the commitment we made."

But shortly after the president's response, a White House official released a statement walking back the president's comment.

"As the President said," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, "our policy...

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