Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Statement on F-16 Sales to Taiwan

Aug 16, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Lead Republican for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, released the following statement regarding the sale of F-16s to Taiwan:

“Today’s announcement that President Trump and Secretary Pompeo are moving ahead with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, is welcomed news. China makes no secret of the fact they wish to expand their authoritarian rule in the region.  Despite rumblings from Beijing, Taiwan has every right to defend itself and its sovereign airspace. With this sale, we are reinforcing what is already known, the strategic partnership between Taiwan and the United States is ironclad. Together our two democracies will continue to defend a free and open Indo-Pacific.”