Our epically incompetent Vice President — the diversity hire Kamala Harris — and Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn were both in the Indo-Pacific region last week, but the former was on a lengthy vacation (from what? you may ask) while the other challenged our enemy China by her presence, according to Breitbart News.
Harris has been in Hawaii since August 15 for vacation, reportedly to return to D.C. on Friday. Meanwhile Sen. Blackburn visited Taiwan and several small nations in the Indo-Pacific region to show support as they face down an increasingly aggressive China. China has stepped up its intimidation of Taiwan in the aftermath of a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other American lawmakers to Taiwan.
Blackburn spoke to reporters after meeting with the Taiwanese president and other top-ranking officials in a telephone press conference:
We have had a really insightful week here visiting with the Pacific Island community — Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. It’s been time well spent. [It’s] very clear that the threat from the [Chinese Communist Party] is real…the individuals in this region feel that they are in the front lines.
She said the Taiwanese share the values of love of democracy, liberty, freedom, and their desire to protect those values and preserve their culture, which would be threatened by a Chinese takeover. She added that the Taiwanese are increasing their defense spending and increasing their army reserve component, as well as cyber capabilities.
She warned a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would have a “worldwide impact,” and that the U.S. remains Taiwan’s “partner of choice.”