‘Feckless administration’: Republicans react after 3rd unidentified ‘object’ downed over Canada

Congressional Republicans responded with criticism and questions after the Biden administration reportedly shot down a third unidentified object Saturday.

According to reports, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) first detected the third object over Alaska sometime Friday. After the object moved into Canadian airspace, U.S. and Canadian forces worked together to eliminate it.

Responses flowed in soon after. Leading the charge was Rep. Matt Rosendale, who questioned why the Biden administration has been quick to shoot down “small” objects but had taken nearly a week to shoot down a Chinese spy balloon.


Recall that earlier this month a Chinese spy balloon appeared over U.S. airspace and congressional Republicans rushed to demand that President Joe Biden shoot it down.

To his credit, the president eventually ordered the balloon to be shot down, but only days after the balloon was spotted by the public flying over Montana.

Fast-forward to Friday, when an unidentified object appeared over U.S. airspace. This time the president didn’t wait to pull the trigger.

“I can confirm that the Department of Defense was tracking a high altitude object over Alaska airspace in the last 24 hours. The object was flying at an altitude of 40,000 feet and posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight,” National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby announced Friday.

“Out of an abundance of caution and the recommendation of the Pentagon, President Biden ordered the military to down the object. And they did. And it came in inside our territorial waters,” he added.

What Rosendale wanted to know is why the president quickly shot down the Friday object and Saturday object — but waited a week to take down the Chinese spy balloon.

Next up was Sen. Lisa Murkowski. She called for “maximum transparency.”

“As we learn more about these objects, I will continue to encourage maximum transparency so that Alaskans have the greatest possible understanding of what they are and what we are doing, on the front line of our nation’s defense, to take them safely out of the sky,” she said in a statement.

The most controversial response came from Rep. Nancy Mace, who accused the Biden administration of knowing exactly what these “objects” are.

“Any suggestion that the administration does not know what these objects are is an absolute lie. There’s no way that an F-22 pilot or any other fighter pilot is going to shoot an object in U.S. airspace or nearby without knowing what that is, or getting clearance once they do identify what that object is. So once again, Congress is being kept in the dark right now,” she told Fox News.

See more GOP reactions to the third object below:

Not much is known about the third object.

“The object appears to be a ‘cylindrical object’ smaller than the Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down previously, Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said at a news conference on Saturday,” according to CNN.

The decision to shoot it down was made by both U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian President Justin Trudeau.

“President Biden authorized US fighter aircraft assigned to NORAD to conduct the operation and a US F-22 shot down the object in Canadian territory in close coordination with Canadian authorities,” the White House said in a statement.

“The leaders discussed the importance of recovering the object in order to determine more details on its purpose or origin,” the statement continued.

Republished with permission from American Wire News Service


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