Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been threatened by the Chinese government over reports that she could visit Taiwan while traveling across Asia. President Xi Jinping of China and Joe Biden spoke over the phone for more than two hours.
During the call, when asked about Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan, Xi stated, “Those who play with fire will only get burned.” Before contracting COVID in June, she was scheduled to travel there.
After that, the Chinese issued another threat to Pelosi, stating they would take stern action against her if she left and that the United States would be held accountable for whatever occurred. They alleged that the Biden team had misled about what was said on the call.
However, as if that weren’t enough, one of their top propagandists even made the threat to shoot Pelosi’s plane out of the sky on Twitter.
I don't care how awful our congresspeople are, if a foreign power hurts even one hair on that evil witch's head, I hope we utterly destroy them, and I hope it hurts the entire time we're doing it. https://t.co/Zf7LfGlqJO— Sensurround, the Ugly American 🏳️🌈 (@sound_hologram) July 29, 2022
Threats of that nature against the Speaker of the US House cannot be accepted.
On social media, Americans from both political parties mobilized to kick this fool and chastise China for even attempting to tweet this.
Twitter hasn’t yet deleted the tweet, as of yet. Apparently, a CCP propagandist can threaten the Speaker of the House even while President Donald Trump is unable to tweet, and that’s just plush.
It demands a resolute reaction that leaves no room for doubt that they would face grave consequences and that simply making the threat should have repercussions.
The White House said that the said statement is just hypothetical.
Unbelievable: Karine Jean-Pierre says the White House won't respond to Chinese state media threats to shoot down Nancy Pelosi's plane should she visit Taiwan.— John Cooper (@thejcoop) July 29, 2022
"We're just not going to speak on her schedule."
Abject, embarrassing weakness. pic.twitter.com/4Biw7DsqBr
Though Pelosi’s travel may not yet be planned, the danger is real. The question relates to the threat. China just threatened our House Speaker.
The protection of the country is supposed to be Biden’s first priority, and when we are endangered by our Speaker, he is obliged to act.
If Donald Trump were in charge, he would already have verbally retaliated against them and squashed them like an insect.