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Trump, Posey, and Other Officials React to Chinese Spy Balloon

February 6, 2023

A Spy Balloon from the Chinese Military flew over United States airspace, with news reports starting around February 2nd, 2023 regarding the Chinese Spy Balloon.

Here is how former President and 2024 Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump and elected officials relevant to Indian River County, Florida reacted to the Chinese Spy Balloon.

President Donald J. Trump

Congressman Bill Posey

Congressman Bill Posey gave the following statement to Indian River News while the Chinese Spy Balloon was still in the air:

“The CCP has no business flying spy equipment over the US—it needs to be removed immediately. The Administration needs to tell us what they knew and when and account for why this was allowed to happen.”

Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Rubio Interviews Regarding Spy Balloon

Senator Rubio was interviewed on The Mike Gallagher Show, ABC’s This Week, CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday February 5th and Tucker Carlson Tonight on Monday February 6th.

The following are links to the interviews:

Click the following link to read the transcripts from The Miek Gallagher Show Interview:

Tweets from Senator Rubio & Press Office

Senator Rick Scott

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

Former U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis

Former U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis spoke at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL on February 6th, 2023 as a part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series.

An attendee took video of General Mattis addressing the Chinese Spy Balloon. The video can be viewed below or by clicking here.

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