Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | President Joe Biden has confirmed that the US military has shot down a massive Chinese surveillance balloon that moved across the continental US this week. The US believes the balloon was being used for surveillance, disputing China’s statement that it was a civilian aircraft used for meteorological purposes.
As controversy brewed over the balloon in the past week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed a planned trip to China.
Would Trump have let China fly a spy balloon over our country?
No, no, no, and no.
So why’s Biden letting China off the hook?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 3, 2023
Video captures the moment U.S. fighter jets shot down the suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast on Saturday. The balloon had been hovering over the U.S. since Thursday. https://t.co/jtFYaViB18 pic.twitter.com/oHW4tUjbTT
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 4, 2023
DETAILS TO FOLLOW