WASHINGTON DC (January 14, 2020) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on the results of the Taiwan election:

On Saturday, the 23 million proud people of Taiwan exercised their democratic right to select their own leaders.

I congratulate President Tsai [Ing-wen] on her reelection.

I would also like to take this moment to congratulate Taiwan for being a shining light amidst dark times in other parts of East Asia.

Despite continued intimidation by the Chinese Communist Party across the Taiwan strait, this proud island stood up to protect its democracy and sovereignty.

Let us all congratulate the people of Taiwan for their remarkable accomplishment, and continue to work in this chamber to strengthen US-Taiwan relations.

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