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:
ABC’s This Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9muvK2PisU
CNN’s State of the Union: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uSqwBr6N2I
Tucker Carlson Tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc3yqtMdAqw
Click the following link to read the transcripts from The Miek Gallagher Show Interview: https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=93C0F31A-3274-43F0-A712-F5D1D59CA9F1
Tweets from Senator Rubio & Press Office
Senator Rick Scott
It’s time for @JoeBiden to send Communist China a message.— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) February 4, 2023
Let the U.S. military do its job and issue a standing order: No balloon comes within 100 miles of American shores. Fire when ready.
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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