WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher claims he is under consideration to become the next secretary of state and says it’s “terrific” that President-elect Donald Trump flouted decades of U.S. diplomatic convention by speaking directly to the leader of Taiwan.
Trump’s phone call irritated China, whose leaders consider Taiwan a rogue province. Trump defended the contact in a tweet and accused China of economic policies that Trump says hurt the U.S.READ MORE: San Francisco Police Locate Yorkshire Terrier Stolen During Brazen Vehicle Break-In
Rohrabacher told Fox News on Monday that it’s not as though Trump violated any treaties.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: Excitement Builds As Hours Count Down To State's Reopening
He said: “I think it was a terrific message to them that we’re no longer going to be pushovers, and there’s going to be consequences for their hostile and aggressive actions.”
Rohrabacher is a California Republican known for his favorable views of Russia.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Temperatures Will Soar Into Triple Digits By Mid-Week
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