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SAY WHETHER THE SHIP WILL BE

REPAIRED QUITE YET.

>>> JOINING US TONIGHT IS

CONGRESSMAN TED YOHO, MEMBER OF

THE HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS

COMMITTEE, A COSPONSOR OF THE

HONG KONG AUTONOMY ACT THAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED INTO HAW

TUESDAY WHICH REQUIRES MANDATORY

SANCTIONS AGAINST BUSINESSES AND

INDIVIDUALS THAT HELP FACILITATE

CHINAS TAKEOVER OF HONG KONG.

CONGRESSMAN, GREAT TO SEE YOU

AGAIN AND TO HAVE YOU ON THE

BROADCAST.

THE CARRIERS BEING DEPLOYED

AGAIN TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS

A VERY CHEER STATEMENT.

YOUR THOUGHT ABOUT -- CLEAR

STATEMENT.

YOUR THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT WILL BE

REQUIRED TO REVERSE WHAT HAS

BEEN A DOMINANT ROLE FOR CHINA

MILITARILY IN THE SOUTH CHINA

SEA FOR LITERALLY MORE THAN A

DECADE.

>> EXACTLY WHAT TRUMP, PRESIDENT

TRUMP IS DOING IS WHAT NEEDS TO

BE DONE, LOU.

UNDER THE PREVIOUS

ADMINISTRATION, IN PARTICULAR

PRESIDENT OBAMA, HE STOPPED WHAT

WE CALL FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION OF

THE SEA, AND HE WENT TO WHAT WE

CALL ESOL NAVIGATION WHICH IS

JUST SAILING THROUGH AN AREA

OTHER THAN, SO THE WE ARE GOING

IN THERE WITH MILITARY SHIPS, WE

ARE DOING MILITARY EXERCISES

LIKE WEVE DONE FOR THE 30

YEARS, AND THAT WAS RELAXED

UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA.

MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS PRESIDENT,

PRESIDENT TRUMP MEANS WHAT HE

SAYS, AND ITS NOT JUST US DOING

THIS.

WE ARE PARTNERING WITH OTHER

NATIONS TO DO THESE EXERCISES.

AND I THINK THIS IS THE MESSAGE

THAT NEEDS TO BE SENT WITH THE

AGGRESSION THAT CHINA IS DOING

IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

LOU: WELL, AS YOU KNOW, CHINA

HAS BUILT ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS

SENATE SEPARATELIES -- IN THE

SPRATTLYS, THE PARCELS, AND

CHINA HAS PUSHED ASIDE ITS

NEIGHBORS IN THE UNION, 1500

MILES, IT TERRITORIAL LIMIT IS

1500 MILES FROM THOSE ISLANDS.

>> RIGHT.

LOU: A WHAT ARE WE, WHAT ARE WE

GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT?

BECAUSE IN EVERY INSTANCE THEY

PUT IN MISSILE PLACEMENTS,

LANDING STRIPS, THEYRE ARMED TO

THE TEETH AND THEY, OBVIOUSLY,

MEAN TO STAY THERE.

>> THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS

TO UNDERSTAND.

OTHER COUNTRIES, THEY NEED TO

UNDERSTAND THIS.

THE CITIZENS NEED TO UNDERSTAND

IT.

ANYTIME YOU BUY A PRODUCT MADE

IN CHINA, YOURE EMPOWERING THE

CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY AND

THEIR MILITARY.

CHINA HAS OVERSTEP THEIR

BOUNDARIES, AS YOU POINTED OUT,

THEY VENTURED OVER 1,000 MILES

FROM THEIR HOMELAND CLAIMING

TERRITORIAL LAND.

AND SOMETIMES THAT LAND IS

WITHIN 40 MILES OF ANOTHER

COUNTRY.

AND SO WHEN THEY DID THAT TO THE

PHILIPPINES AND THEY WENT INTO

THEIR EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE,

THE PHILIPPINES TOOK THEM TO THE

COURT OF ARBITRATION IN THE

HAGUE IN 2016.

THE PHILIPPINES WON THAT CASE

HANDS DOWN, SAID CHINA HAD NO

CLAIMS TO THAT.

YET CHINA IGNORED THAT.

AND THEN, AS YOU POINTED OUT,

THEYRE BUILDING THESE

ARTIFICIAL IF LAND MASSES.

AND I REFUSE TO CALL THEM

ISLANDS BECAUSE ISLANDS DENOTE

SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN OWN.

CHINA IS DREDGING UP AND

DAMAGING CORAL REEFS OVER 4,000

ACRES, AND ITS INTERESTING,

LOU.

WHEN PRESIDENT XI, XI JINPING

WAS IN THE ROSE GARDEN WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2015, HE SAID

THEY HAD NO INTENTION OF

MILITARIZING THOSE ISLANDS.

YET TODAY THEY HAVE AIRPORTS,

RUNWAYS THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE

MILITARY FIGHTERS, THERES

BARRACKS FOR PERSONNEL, THERES

OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE WEAPONS,

AND THERES MILITARY GRADE RADAR

SYSTEMS.

YOU CANNOT TRUST XI JINPING OR

THE COMMUNIST PARTY BECAUSE THEY

LIE ALL THE TIME ABOUT THIS, AND

THIS IS WHERE DONALD TRUMP IS

STANDING UP TO THEM.

ILL MAKE A PREDICTION.

YOURE GOING TO SEE OTHER

NATIONS STAND IN LOCKED ARMS

WITH US AND TELLING CHINA ENOUGH

IS ENOUGH, YOU HAVE NO CLAIMS

HERE.

LOU: YEAH, IT -- I WANT TO TURN

TO, OBVIOUSLY, OUR ALLIES,

TAIWAN, JAPAN IN THE REGION AS

WELL.

>> SURE.

LOU: WITH A, WITH THE THREAT OF

INVASION AGAINST TAIWAN CONSTANT

AND REPEATED THROUGHOUT BY

CHINA.

ARE WE DOING ENOUGH FOR TAIWAN?

ARE WE DOING ENOUGH FOR JAPAN,

FOR SOUTH KOREA, FOR ALL OF

THOSE COUNTRIES TO STOP CHINAS

AGGRESSIVE EXPANSIONARY DEMEANOR

AND ATTITUDE IN THE REGION?

>> WITH SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN,

WERE DOING ENOUGH.

THAT TRILATERAL ARRANGEMENT,

THAT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THOSE

THREE COUNTRIES, THAT IS ONE OF

THE STRONGEST RELATIONSHIPS IN

NATIONAL SECURITY.

ARE WE DOING ENOUGH WITH TAIWAN?

NO.

SINCE HENRY KISSINGERS DAYS AND

FORWARD, THERES BEEN STRATEGIC

AMBIGUITY ABOUT OUR POLICIES

BETWEEN TAIWAN AND CHINA.

WE ARE INTRODUCING A BILL NEXT

WEEK THATS GOING TO BE CALLED

THE TAIWAN INVASION PREVENTION

ACT, AND THIS IS SOMETHING

THATS GOING TO LAY VERY CLEAR

WHAT OUR INTENT IS.

IN FACT, ITLL GO TO THE POINT

WHERE IT AUTHORIZES AN AUMF IF

CHINA INVADES TAIWAN, AND ITLL

BE A SUNSET FOR FIVE YEARS THAT

WOULD AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT TO

USE FORCE.

RIGHT NOW OUR AGREEMENT, AND

THIS CAME OUT OF RONALD REAGANS

PRESIDENCY, IS THAT WE WOULD

SELL TAIWAN ENOUGH WEAPONS FOR

THEM TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.

BUT WHEN XI JINPING HAS

ANNOUNCED THAT HES READY TO

DRAW BLOOD OVER TAIWAN AND

REUNIFY THEM, THEY FORGOT TO ASK

TAIWAN.

TAIWANS NEVER BEEN PART OF THE

PRC, NOR DO THEY WANT TO.

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