Ted Cruz urges Pelosi to invite Tsai to Washington

‘EXTRAORDINARY STORY’: An illustration of whether freedom or totalitarianism works can be made simply by comparing Taiwan with China, the US senator said

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 08, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

US Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday said he has a signed a letter to House of

US Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Wednesday.  Photo: Bloomberg

Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to invite President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit Washington and give an address to the US Congress.

During a question-and-answer session after he gave a speech at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on the Senate’s role in US foreign policy, Cruz was asked by a Central News Agency reporter how he would like to see the US’ Taiwan Travel Act enforced, and if he supported a visit by Tsai this year.

Cruz was a cosponsor of the act, which encourages visits by high-level US and Taiwanese officials.

“Yes, I support President Tsai coming and delivering a speech to Congress. I just recently signed a letter, urging the Speaker of the House to invite her,” he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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