Taiwan helped the U.S. with personal protective equipment (PPE) earlier on in the pandemic.
“[I]t’s important that we do our part to help Taiwan save lives and prevent a massive economic lockdown,” Steel wrote in the letter.
“Just as they aided us last year, it’s important for us to help our ally in the fight against the coronavirus. We need to ensure they have access to life-saving vaccines and markets that are free from CCP pressure and influence,” Steel told the Daily Caller. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Demand Answers From Secretary Of State Over Reports Biden Called Off Investigation Into COVID-19 Origins)
READ THE LETTER HERE:
It was announced Sunday that the U.S. would give Taiwan 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, NPR reported. Illinois Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Deleware Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons, and Alaska Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan stopped for three hours in Taiwan, mentioning their vaccine shortage.
The Daily Caller contacted the State Department about Steel’s letter to which they did not immediately respond.