GOP rep. disputes NORAD take, says ‘airborne object’ over Montana: ‘They can’t bring it down in the dark’

A Republican congressman from Montana said that he was being kept in the loop about the mysterious presence of an unidentified flying object over his district on Saturday after the FAA briefly restricted air travel over a part of the state.

Rep. Matt Rosendale said that he was briefed by the Defense Department while he was in attendance at a Lincoln Reagan dinner although his account differed with what was given in a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on the “radar anomaly” that prompted the brief shutdown of airspace over Big Sky Country.

“I am in direct contact with NORCOM and monitoring the latest issue over Havre and the northern border. Airspace is closed due to an object that could interfere with commercial air traffic — the DOD will resume efforts to observe and ground the object in the morning,” he tweeted.

The lawmaker’s remarks about the DOD resuming “efforts to observe and ground the object in the morning,” ran counter to an official statement from NORAD on the shutting down of air travel and that fighter jets sent to investigate “did not identify any object to correlate to the radar hits,” a seeming inconsistency with what Rosendale was told.

Rosendale also discussed the shocking development with Fox News on Saturday night during the conservative outlet’s coverage of the strange aerial objects, again providing a much different story than that of NORAD while stating that the object was another balloon.

“I clarified with them that this is actually the fourth balloon, OK,” he said.

“I will know more when as it gets light again,” Rosendale told host Lawrence Jones. “Right now, they cannot bring it down in the dark and once it gets light again, they’re still monitoring exactly where it’s going, they will give me more information in the morning.”

(Video: Fox News)

“When you show signs of weakness, our adversaries take advantage of that,” he said in a shot at Biden. “And regardless of what these balloons were doing and collecting, what data that they were picking up and transmitting back to China, what they were also doing is probing this administration.”

Prior to the events in Montana, U.S. military jets shot down an “unidentified object” over Canada, the day after another mystery aircraft was downed over Alaska and a week after a Chinese surveillance balloon was shot down on orders from President Joe Biden who inexplicably dawdled for days as it traveled across half of the country.

(Image: Screengrab/The Daily Mail)

“I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. @NORADCommand
shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object,” Trudeau announced via Twitter.

Meanwhile, speculation as to the exact nature of the objects continues to swirl with remarks from CNN’s national security reporter Natasha Bertrand leaving open the possibility that they could not be of this planet while fueling speculation about UFO’s on Twitter.

“I received a briefing tonight at the White House about an object in Montana airspace. I will continue to receive regular updates,” Montana’s Republican Governor Greg Gianforte said on Twitter. “With questions about the Chinese spy balloon still unanswered, the Biden administration must be fully forthcoming with Montanans and all Americans.”

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Republished with permission from American Wire News Service


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