ICYMI: Wicker Joins Kudlow to Discuss Taiwan’s Security, Need For Key National Defense Investments

Appearance Follows Op-Ed Published In Wall Street Journal

November 24, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined “Kudlow” on Fox Business to discuss his recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, titled "Joe Biden Should Come Out and Say It: America Will Help Defend Taiwan."

During his segment, the Senator highlighted President Biden’s muddled rhetoric on protecting Taiwan, the need to grow America’s naval fleet, and the ongoing suppression of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. President Biden has repeatedly hinted at changing American policy and committing to Taiwan’s defense in the event of an invasion, but senior diplomats and advisors have walked back his statements.

“I think the time for ambiguity is over,” Wicker said. “Certainly, it’s time for more of a navy buildup in the Pacific, and the President’s defense budget does not indicate that he understands that part of it.”

Senator Wicker also affirmed the need to prevent war by denying China the ability to invade Taiwan with a strong national defense.

“We need to avoid a conflict, but the best way to do it is to say that Taiwan is a strategic ally of the United States.”

Watch the Senator’s full interview here. Read Senator Wicker’s op-ed here.