US Congressman Ted Yoho invites Vice President Mike Pence to visit Taiwan
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, Republican U.S. Congressman of Florida Ted Yoho told UDN yesterday (Feb. 26) that he has sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence recommending that he visit Taiwan.
When asked by UDN yesterday whether the U.S. would send high level officials to mark the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, Yoho, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he has already put forth a proposal to invite Vice President Pence, as well as U.S. State Department personnel, to visit Taiwan.
Yoho said that he sent a letter to Pence on the subject a few months ago. However, the Office of the Vice President and State Department have yet to respond to inquiries on the matter.
In addition, Yoho pointed out that he concurs with other congressmen that Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California should invite Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to address a joint session of Congress. Yoho said this would be of great significance, not only because it would be a first, but also because it would show that the U.S. recognized Taiwan as a country and Tsai as the president and leader of that country. [FULL STORY]