U.S. lawmakers vow ‘rock solid’ commitment to Taiwan | DW News

Five US lawmakers met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday during their visit to Taipei to reaffirm Washington’s support for the island.

The visit is the third one by US lawmakers this year and comes just days after President Joe Biden invited Taiwan to a planned democracy summit.

The invite led to an angry rebuke from Beijing which, in recent years has stepped up military and political pressure on Taiwan to accept its sovereignty claims.

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U.S. Lawmakers Meet With Officials in Taiwan Despite China Tensions

Five U.S. lawmakers met with government officials in Taiwan despite warnings from Beijing as tensions between China and the democratic island continue to rise. NBC News’ Josh Lederman reports.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC
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U.S. Lawmakers Meet With Officials in Taiwan Despite China Tensions

China slams visit by US lawmakers to Taiwan

China has slammed a visit by US lawmakers to Taiwan – the second in a month. Beijing said people from Washington should not play the Taiwan card because it is a losing hand. The visit is a fresh sign of American support, as Beijing increases pressure on the island.

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The lawmakers still voting by proxy

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports on the Congress members who continue to vote by proxy claiming COVID-19 fears, but the real reasons may be unclear.

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‘Disgusting Display’: 99% Of GOP Back MAGA Lawmaker’s Violent Video As AOC Rebukes Party Of Trump

Congress voted for its first censure of a sitting member in a decade after MAGA Rep. Gosar posted a murder-fantasy video depicting the killing of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Gosar compared himself to Alexander Hamilton and was supported by a majority of his GOP colleagues. MSNBC’s Ari Melber explains the significance of this censure and what this political violence means for America. (This segment is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber," a news show covering politics, law, and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC bit.ly/thebeatwithari).
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