So how was your day, honey?
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a delegation on a high-stakes visit to Taiwan that has troubled relations between China and the United States, her husband will appear in court for driving under the influence drunk over 6,000 miles away.
Paul Pelosi, 82, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning for driving under the influence causing injury and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher causing injury, the county attorney’s office said. Napa in a press release.
Paul Pelosi was arrested on May 28 after a man driving a 2014 Jeep crashed into Pelosi’s Porsche as he was leaving for his wife’s vineyard after attending a dinner party.
The prosecutor said Pelosi has not been ordered to appear in person and may be represented by an attorney who can plead on his behalf.
Across the Pacific, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan alarmed China, which responded by sending warplanes and ships across the imaginary maritime boundary line between the two countries in the Taiwan Strait.
Pelosi’s stay in Taiwan, part of a trip that includes Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, has upset Beijing, which considers the self-governing island part of its territory and has threatened to take control of the country by force if necessary.
Along with the military maneuvers, China has continued to issue warnings to the United States about Pelosi’s visit, repeating that America is “playing with fire”.
After Pelosi landed in Taipei on Tuesday night, China’s Foreign Ministry said the trip ‘seriously undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and sends a gravely wrong signal to separatist forces for ‘independence’. of Taiwan “”.
A day earlier, the Chinese military released a video showing soldiers, helicopters, aircraft carriers and fighter jets in action in a defiant show of force.
At the same time, the US Navy moved four warships, including an aircraft carrier, to waters east of Taiwan.
New York Post