Balloon reaction from Republican senator to Biden: Sadly, the President failed this test.
US Republican Senator Tom Cotton, reacting to US President Joe Biden regarding the Chinese intelligence bubble, said, “What started as a spy bubble has turned into a test bubble that tests President Biden’s strength and determination, and unfortunately The president failed this test,” he said.
The high-altitude intelligence balloon belonging to China, which entered the US airspace, was dropped over the Atlantic Ocean yesterday. US Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who stated that it was too late to lower the balloon, reacted to US President Joe Biden. Noting that the Biden administration remained paralyzed in reacting to the balloon issue, Cotton described the latest incident as “shameful”.
Cotton, who is on the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused Biden of avoiding conflict with China after the military waited 3 days to deflate the balloon, adding, “What started as a spy bubble turned into a test bubble that tests President Biden’s strength and determination, and “Unfortunately, the president failed this test,” he said.
“I INSTRUCT THE PENTAGON TO DROP THE BALLOON ON WEDNESDAY AS SHORT POSSIBLE”
Biden said he had given the order to drop the balloon on Wednesday last week. “When I received information about the balloon, I instructed the Pentagon to drop the balloon as soon as possible on Wednesday. The Pentagon waited for the best time not to harm anyone while the balloon was over the mainland. “It was decided that the best time was when the balloon was within 12 miles of territorial waters,” he said.
THE “SPY BALLOON” CRISIS BETWEEN USA-CHINA
The US Department of Defense announced that the high-altitude intelligence bubble belonging to China was over the US and that the bubble was being followed. In the statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, it was stated that the balloon was a Chinese civil aircraft and was used for meteorological research, and the Chinese aircraft went off the route due to the westerly winds and limited control possibilities. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed his visit to China due to the balloon issue.