Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Applauding U.S. Sale of F-16s to Taiwan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Trump administration’s decision to advance the sale of dozens of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan:

“Today the administration took a critical step toward bolstering the national security of the United States and our longstanding ally Taiwan with the sale of F-16s. With China building up its military to threaten us and our allies—and the People’s Liberation Army aiming thousands of missiles at Taiwan and deploying fighter aircrafts along the Taiwan Straight—now more than ever it is critical that Taiwan has the support needed to defend itself. I have long called for the United States to transfer F-16s to Taiwan and bolster their defense capabilities, and I commend President Trump for acting decisively to advance this transfer. I will continue to work with him and my colleagues in Congress to ensure Taiwan’s security.”