U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a China hawk and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after President Biden said that the United States would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion. A White House official later told 60 Minutes that U.S. policy on Taiwan has not changed.
“There’s little strategic upside to ambiguity. The President said the right thing: We will defend our ally Taiwan. Now anonymous White House staffers are trying — for at least the third time — to walk it back and say there’s been no change to U.S. policy. Unacceptable. Ron Klain shouldn’t undermine the President, the Taiwanese people, and U.S. interests and leadership.”