Taiwan may not have military equipment to defend itself against Chinese invasion warns Rep. McCaul

Putin has always wanted Ukraine, it’s no secret. And President Xi has always wanted Taiwan,” McCaul told Fox News Digital at the Milken Institute 2022 Global Conference. “He’s watching very carefully what is taking place in Ukraine to determine his calculation as to what the next steps should be.”

McCaul said he signed off on weapons systems to be delivered to Taiwan two to three years ago, but they have “yet to land in Taiwan to protect them in the event there’s a military invasion by Chairman Xi.” 

“It’s unconscionable,” McCaul said. 

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McCaul said the ambassador from Taiwan has asked when the weapons are being delivered, but the Texas congressman “can’t get a straight answer.” 

He speculated the weapons, which would be critical for Taiwan’s defenses, have gotten bogged down in a bureaucratic government procurement process.