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Rep. Gregory W. Meeks with a threat assessment of China

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) joins Washington Post Live on Tuesday, Aug. 9. (Video: The Washington Post)

He’s just back from accompanying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on her trip to Asia, which included a controversial stop in Taiwan. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) joins Washington Post Live anchor Leigh Ann Caldwell to discuss U.S. economic and military ties to Japan and South Korea, and the threat posed by China.

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Highlights

“We know that no one politically was involved in this. That there had to be various approvals from a grand jury and from a judge… We’ve always said no one is above the law no matter the president of the United States… They would have to have probable cause for a judge to sign a warrant to do something of this nature.” - Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“I think that those threatening moves by them is an attempt to intimidate and the Taiwanese will surely not be, were not intimidated.” - Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“President Biden is very aware, being a former Senator, of the difference between the legislative bodies and the executive. So therefore he knew that we had a responsibility and that we should do what we thought was right. And I’m appreciative to President Biden in the sense that the authorization and the protections that were needed, etcetera, was all made sure that the trip was a safe trip.” - Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) (Video: Washington Post Live)
“The people speak on the kind of governments that they want… The people have a voice and they try to move forward in that regard… Here in Colombia, you had an example of a clear-cut clean election with the voice of the people, so you gotta acknowledge the voice of the people and work together because we’re promoting democracy.” - Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) (Video: Washington Post Live)

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.)

Chair, House Foreign Affairs Committee


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