According to CNN, Xi and Biden will be having a phone call on Thursday morning. No exact time given, however.One interesting thing to watch for is if Biden and Xi have their phone call. If they do then the chance of a Pelosi visit would be very low as that would have been a prerequisite.
Curiously Whitehouse has been saying the call is suppose to happen today while China hasn't said anything. If there's no call today then the crisis is still on.
Nancy isn't going to lose her congressional seat in California, the district she's representing is super solid blue (Democrat) and she has no chance in hell to attract hard core conservatives to vote for her -- votes she doesn't need nor she's seeking. And this latest provocation from Pelosi is just a way to preempt the Repubs that Democrats can be trusted with National Security and their party is just as tough (crazy, looney) if not tougher on China than Republicans or the Republican party. Traditionally, ever since the debacle that was Vietnam War (that was started by both parties but exacerbated by Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson) the party has been seen, perceived by American voters as weak on defense and couldn't be trusted on National Security Issues. Which is why during then Clinton's candidacy he was relentlessly attacked for his draft deferments during the Vietnam War. Reasons why when he became President he retained then Gen. Colin Powell into his orbit to try and endear himself to Powell (didn't work) and to curtail Powell's suspected desire to run for the Presidency in 1996. Plus, Clinton made sure that whenever he's around with his service chiefs that he appeared to listen attentively to them and their advice, almost too deferential in certain ways, especially to then Joints-Chied Hugh Shelton -- a southerner like Clinton, but Shelton was from North Carolina while Clinton was from Arkansas. Most importantly which is also one of the reasons why Hillary had to shill and voted for the Iraq War resolution, Why Biden enthusiasticaly supported and voted for the war despite the overwhelming opposition from their own Democratic party base/activists/voters. Why John Kerry got swiftboated (attacked his service in Vietnam and his later anti-Vietnam war activities) which is also why Barack Obama couldn't close Guantanamo Bay despite his rhetoric during the campaign, why the continued bombing and hyper use of drones in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world. The Democrats believe that if they can take away one of the key pillars of strength away from the Republicans they would have no problem winning elections. But this analysis may have changed in light of their recent forays into critical-race theory, bazillion gender theory, BLM, illegal migration etc.. Anyway, I digress.Either that, or it's a way to get votes in midterm.