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A bipartite group of members of Congress served American troops stationed in South Korea Thanksgiving lunch .
Lawmakers were in South Korea Thursday to support service members and their families stationed in the country, bringing them Thanksgiving lunch and spending time with them. The same group of bipartisan lawmakers continued their journey, landing in Taiwan on Thursday evening despite warnings from China.
The bipartisan delegation included veteran members of Congress who also started football with the military and their families.
BIDENS VISITS THE COAST GUARD STATION, VIRTUALLY MEETS SERVICE MEMBERS WORLDWIDE FOR THANKSGIVING
"Happy Thanksgiving from South Korea - Enjoyed serving our troops today! " Rep. Nancy Mace, RS.C., tweeted Thursday. “Many of our soldiers have not been able to visit their homes or be visited by their families since the onset of COVID. Incre It is really important to warmly thank our men and women in uniform. "
" Happy Thanksgiving! This year, the president [Mark Takano], [Rep. Colin Allred], [Mace], [Rep. Sara Jacobs], and [Rep. Elissa Slotkin] served Thanksgiving lunch - and tossed the soccer ball - to our servicemen and their families stationed in South Korea, "the House Veterans Affairs Committee Twitter account wrote Thursday. representatives.
Mace is the first female graduateof the Cadet Corps, while Takano is the chairman of the House Veterans Committee.
Lawmakers traveled to Taiwan after completing their stopover in South Korea, landing in the country despite warnings from China.
Rep. Slotkin, DN.Y., tweeted , "After celebrating Thanksgiving with us troops in Korea, I just landed in Taiwan. After stopovers in Japan and Korea, it will be good to get in touch with the leaders here to discuss a whole host of economic and national security issues. "
" When news of our trip broke yesterday, my office received a direct message from the Chinese Embassy, telling me to 'cancel the trip. But as with the other stops, we are here to learn more about the region and reaffirm the commitment of the United States to our hosts, the Taiwanese. I look forward to an informative journey. "
US President Joe Biden challenges a military coin as he greets Coast Guard members at US Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Massachusetts on November 25, 2021. - Biden is in Nantucket for Thanksgiving vacation. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Images)
President Biden also thanked the troops during his Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation and trip withFirst Lady Jill Biden at the Brant Point Coast Guard Station in Nantucket, Mass., to visit service members stationed there.
The Biden family stay at the Nantucket home of billionaire David Rubenstein , a Carlyle co-founder of the group, to celebrate the party.
Reporters at the event shouted several questions at the president as he left, but Biden only responded to a question about what he's grateful for this holiday.
"Why am I grateful? " replied President. "I'm grateful for these guys. I mean it from the bottom of my heart.
"Wherever they are, people wonder what America is and they see them, "Biden continued. "They don't see what's here, they see them.