The military and intelligence community determined that the balloon was not armed and posed no physical threat. Therefore, the decision to wait until it was above water before shooting it was a prudent defensive measure. Republicans have used the spy balloon incident to attack Biden for not protecting the country because they know their gullible base will believe anything he says. The passionate gun-worshipping MAGA members of Congress are eager to act “strong” regardless of knowledge, information and skills. Whether the topic is national security, science, immigration or public health MAGA Republicans are ready to stop their guns or shoot their mouths with arrogant recklessness.
Forbes magazine reported today that three Chinese balloons entered US airspace during the Trump administration and he never informed the public about it or shot them down. The hypocrisy of the Republicans is deplorable and has destroyed the party’s credibility. The conservative media, Trump and Republican members of Congress continue to criticize Biden for not dropping the balloon immediately while burying incidents of Trump’s non-action against the spy balloon during his presidency. Fox News influence keeps Trump supporters ignorant of the facts. During another performance speech this week, the dishonest, hypocritical Trump immediately sweated and railed against Biden for not deflating the balloon. Now that we know he never took action on similar spy balloons, Republicans need to shut up and hold Donald Trump accountable for his hypocritical protections.