When he was asked by reporters if the US is going to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon, President Biden smiled, gave a thumbs up and said, ‘We’re going to take care of it,’ and they did.
Video of Biden:
Biden gives the thumbs up and says the Chiese spy balloon will be taken care of when asked by reporters if the US is going to shoot it down. pic.twitter.com/ZmDjCzdn6Z
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) February 4, 2023
The FAA has issued a ground stop for three airports in the Carolinas until 3:30 PM ET, as it looked like the US military is preparing to shoot the balloon down as soon as falling debris no longer poses a threat to life or property.
The US shot down the balloon:
CNN: US military has shot down the Chinese spy balloon off US East Coast, US official says
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 4, 2023
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Republicans have been calling for the balloon to be immediately shot down even though defense experts said that doing so could put hundreds of American lives at risk because the balloon is three school buses long.
Just like the balloon, the Republicans hopes of a massive scandal have been deflated by the smart and safe actions of the Democratic president.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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