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The lawmakers have been in South Korea Thursday to help service members and their households stationed within the nation, bringing them Thanksgiving lunch and spending time with them. The identical group of bipartisan lawmakers continued their journey, touchdown in Taiwan Thursday night regardless of warnings from China.
The bipartisan delegation included veteran members of Congress who additionally threw the soccer round with the service members and their households.
“Joyful Thanksgiving from South Korea – Loved serving our troops in the present day!!” Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., tweeted Thursday. “Lots of our troopers haven’t been in a position to go to residence or have their households go to them because the begin of COVID. Extremely vital to provide our women and men in uniform a heartfelt thanks.”
“Joyful Thanksgiving! This yr, Chairman [Mark Takano], [Rep. Colin Allred], [Mace], [Rep. Sara Jacobs], and [Rep. Elissa Slotkin] served Thanksgiving lunch — and threw the soccer round — to our servicemembers and their households stationed in South Korea,” the Home Veterans Affairs Committee Democrats’ Twitter account wrote Thursday.
Mace is the primary lady to ever graduate from the Corps of Cadets, whereas Takano is the chairman of the Home Veterans Affairs Committee.
The lawmakers headed to Taiwan after concluding their cease in South Korea, touchdown within the nation regardless of warnings from China.
Rep. Slotkin, D-N.Y., tweeted, “After celebrating Thanksgiving with U.S. troops in Korea, I simply touched down in Taiwan. After stops in Japan and Korea, it’ll be good to attach with leaders right here to debate an entire host of financial and nationwide safety points.”
“When information of our journey broke yesterday, my workplace acquired a blunt message from the Chinese language Embassy, telling me to name off the journey. However simply as with different stops, we’re right here to study concerning the area and reaffirm the U.S. dedication to our hosts, the Taiwanese. I’m trying ahead to an informative journey.”
President Biden additionally thanked the troops in his presidential Thanksgiving proclamation and traveled with First Girl Jill Biden to Coast Guard Station Brant Level in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to go to service members stationed there.
The Biden household is staying on the Nantucket residence of billionaire David Rubenstein, a Carlyle Group co-founder, to rejoice the vacation.
Reporters current on the occasion shouted a number of questions on the president upon his departure, however Biden solely answered a query about what he’s grateful for this vacation.
“What am I grateful for?” the president responded. “I’m grateful for these guys. I imply it, from the underside of my coronary heart.”
“Wherever they’re, folks surprise what America is and so they see them,” Biden continued. “They don’t see what’s right here, they see them.”