Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Saturday followed President-elect Donald Trump’s lead and essentially told China’s communist rulers, “F**k you!”
Cruz was in Houston to meet with visiting Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. Also at the meeting was Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a number of state legislators.
Ahead of the visit, China had sent a letter demanding that the Texas officials refuse to meet with Tsai.
But Cruz had a brutal response for Beijing.
“The People’s Republic of China needs to understand that, in America, we make decisions about meeting with visitors for ourselves,” said the senator.
“This is not about the People’s Republic of China. This is about the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, an ally we are legally bound to defend. The Chinese do not give us veto power over those with whom they meet.”
Trump caused an uproar when, just days after winning the presidential election, he took a congratulatory call from Tsai.
It was the first time since 1979 that an American president had spoken directly with the leader of Taiwan.
For some 37 years, the US has bowed to Chinese intimidation over Taiwan. But that is all about to change under Trump. In fact, it already is.
Source: Washington Examiner