President Joe Biden tried to take a victory lap Saturday afternoon for shooting down the Chinese spy balloon and people let him have it since he had it shot down after traveling across the entire country. It’s like celebrating a last-minute touchdown meaning you only lost the game by a score of 92-7. The balloon had already sailed across the country and over dozens of high-value targets. Joe Biden is not just a wimp, he is China’s wimp. They own him.
Whether they have the goods on him or they are paying him, Biden is compromised beyond belief. If he had done half as much for the American -people as he has done for communist China, we would all be in better shape, but we’re not. In his comments to reporters, Biden claims he “ordered the Pentagon to shoot it down on Wednesday as soon as possible.” That’s like making a three-point basket and then losing by 2 points because your shot came 12 seconds after the game ended. It is not a victory if you do something after the game is already over.
The administration knew the balloon was over our territory on January 28th. But, they did nothing until it had already completed its mission. Biden is a national embarrassment. If only the Democrats still had to depend on actual voters to win elections, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that the spy ballon was sent to the U.S. “in an attempt to surveil strategic sites in the continental United States.”
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), the Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the Intelligence Committee, said in a statement that Biden should have taken out the balloon much sooner “over remote areas of Alaska or Montana.”
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Greene (R-NC) said that it was “indefensible that this threat was eliminated only after great public outcry and the damage to U.S. national security and American sovereignty was already done.”
“The fact remains that President Biden, when faced with the opportunity to protect the homeland from our adversaries, chose yet again to demonstrate weakness on the global stage,” Greene added. “From the Southern border to Afghanistan and, now, Chinese surveillance directly above our homes and sensitive military installations, this President shows he is not interested in protecting American interests.”
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) said that Biden should have “taken care of this before it became a national security threat.”
“I hope we will be able to recover the wreckage to help determine what intelligence the CCP collected while its spy balloon was over our country for days. I will be demanding answers and will hold the admin accountable for this embarrassing display of weakness.”
Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) said:
“The damage has already been done.”
“We need answers from the Biden Administration on why it took this long to bring the Chinese spy balloon down and we need [to] ensure that this never happens again.”
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) added:
“There need to be consequences for the CCP beyond the postponement of @SecBlinken’s trip to Beijing. All members of Congress need to be briefed on the situation this week and in the future as we learn more from studying the remains of the balloon’s payload. We also need to take steps now to demonstrate to the Chinese government the seriousness of their actions. Whether through new sanctions or tighter restrictions on U.S. exports to China, the message needs to be loud and clear.”