BREAKING: Taiwan Officials Say Pelosi “Definitely Coming” As China Begins Closing Waters For New PLA Drills

BREAKING: Taiwan Officials Say Pelosi “Definitely Coming” As China Begins Closing Waters For New PLA Drills

Update(1509ET): The White House in an afternoon press briefing condemned Beijing’s escalating rhetoric after it was widely reportedly hours earlier that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will likely touch down in Taiwan Tuesday evening.

There’s speculation she could even spend the night, based on anonymously sourced statements to Taiwan officials.

“There’s just no reason for this to escalate,” White House national security spokesman John Kirby said as a warning to China. “There’s every reason given the our national security interests — as well as the interest of our allies and partners that are that are staking the Indo Pacific on any given…

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