I reported earlier about threats from the Chinese in regard to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) potentially going to Taiwan during her Asian trip. Joe Biden had a more than two-hour call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Those who play with fire will only get burnt,” Xi said during the call about the possible visit by Pelosi to Taiwan. She was supposed to visit there in June, before she came down with COVID.
Then the Chinese claimed that the Biden team had lied about what was discussed during the call and issued another warning against Pelosi, saying they would take “resolute countermeasures” if she went, and that the U.S. would be responsible for whatever happened.
But if that wasn’t enough, then one of their chief propagandists on Twitter even threatened to shoot Pelosi’s plane out of the sky.
That kind of threat against the Speaker of the House of the United States can’t be tolerated. I may not like Pelosi, but you even try to do something like that and you should get squashed like a bug with all the power that we can muster. Talk about a way to make Americans come together on the same page. Americans from both sides of the aisle on social media came out to stomp this fool and tell China off for even daring to tweet this.
As of now, Twitter hasn’t whacked the tweet. President Donald Trump can’t tweet, but apparently, a CCP propagandist can threaten the Speaker of the House, and that’s just ducky.
So, what is the Biden Administration doing about such a specific threat against the Speaker? It necessitates a strong response that brooks no confusion that they would suffer dire consequences–and that even making the threat should have consequences.
Fox’s Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and her response was just pathetic.
She said that she couldn’t speak to Pelosi’s schedule, “We’re just not going to speak on her schedule.” She called it a “hypothetical.” “I’m not going to speak to a hypothetical,” KJP declared.
Are you kidding me? Maybe Pelosi’s trip isn’t determined yet, but the threat isn’t hypothetical. The threat is what’s being asked about. China just threatened our Speaker of the House, and you refuse to comment? Biden’s first responsibility is supposed to be the defense of the nation, and when we are being threatened via our Speaker, he’s supposed to respond. Even random people on Twitter know the proper response, but KJP and Biden can’t get it together to even defend our interests? We’re not even talking about a 3:00 a.m. call; they can’t even respond appropriately in the middle of the day, when presumably he’s awake.
If Donald Trump were in office, he would have already shot back at them verbally and crushed them like a bug.
This is bad. This is a weakness on a level that’s hard to believe, and the Chinese will take note. That’s not a good thing, particularly for Taiwan. We saw Biden demonstrating that kind of weakness right before Ukraine was invaded.