WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after the White House heeded his call to invite Taiwan to participate in The Summit on Democracy, which is being convened by the White House and Department of State on December 9th and 10th to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the world’s democracies. This announcement comes after Senator Scott sent a letter to President Biden urging him to invite Taiwan to the Summit.
Senator Rick Scott said, “I am glad the White House followed my advice and is choosing to stand on the side of freedom and democracy. Taiwan is one of our most valued and strategic partners in the Asia-Pacific, and they are evidence that democracy is for everyone. They not only deserve a seat at the table during the December summit, but merit our full and unapologetic support in the face of Communist China’s continued attempts at intimidation and threats of takeover. This invitation is an important step in strengthening our relationship, but in the face of Communist China’s aggression, much more needs to be done. I continue to call on the White House and Congress to support my Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act and to clearly demonstrate our commitment to protecting Taiwan.”