Nancy Pelosi In Taiwan: Accuses Her Critics Of Sexism [VIDEO]

Washington Examiner

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted criticism of her trip before she left Taiwan late Wednesday, leaving uncertainty as to whether China’s military will retaliate in response to her visit.

The House speaker dismissed criticism of her visit to the island nation, which maintains it is self-governed despite China’s claims to it, and she suggested China’s retaliatory threats stemmed from the fact that she is a woman.

“They made a big fuss because I’m speaker, I guess. I don’t know if that was a reason or an excuse because they didn’t say anything when the men came,” Pelosi told reporters, referencing when Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Richard Burr (R-NC), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX) visited Taiwan in April.

While some support Pelosi’s decision to visit the island nation, others criticized the move as a dangerous signal. Defense officials warned her not to go in the weeks leading up to the trip, with many privately conceding they were concerned about the timing, according to the Washington Post. 

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