The military and intelligence community determined the balloon did not possess weapons and posed no physical threat. Therefore, the decision to wait until it was over water before shooting it down was a prudent protective measure. Republicans have used the spy balloon incident to attack Biden for not protecting the country because they know their gullible base will believe whatever they say. The impulsive gun- worshipping MAGA members of Congress are eager to act “strong” without regard for knowledge, facts, and expertise. Whether the subject is national security, science, immigration or public health MAGA Republicans are ready to shoot off their guns or shoot off their mouths with arrogant recklessness.
Forbes Magazine reported today that three Chinese balloons entered the US air space during the Trump Administration, and he never let the public know about it or shot them down. The hypocrisy of the Republicans is deplorable and has destroyed the party’s credibility. Conservative media, Trump, and Republican members of Congress have been criticizing Biden all week for not shooting down the balloon immediately while burying the facts of Trump’s non-action against spy balloons while he was president. Being under the influence of Fox News keeps Trump supporters ignorant of facts. During another performance speech this week, the dishonest, hypocritical Trump was sweating and railing against Biden for not shooting down the balloon immediately. Now that we know he never took action on similar spy balloons, Republicans need to shut up and be held accountable for the hypocritical protection of Donald Trump.