Bulwark: It Took Only Minutes for Republicans to Pounce on Assassination Attempt
Donald Trump Jr. Shuts Down 'CLOWN' Journo at RNC Asking Him About 'Kids...
'F**k OFF, You Puke': David Frum All But Blames Trump for Getting Shot...
Joy Behar of 'The View' Sounded Absolutely Ignorant Discussing the Attempted Assassination...
RNC SALE: 60% Off VIP Membership!
BREAKING: Trump's VP Pick IS ...
In Other News, Cheri Jacobus' Post-Trump Shooting Tweets Prove She's Still a Trump-Hating...
Leftists Shout 'KKK' and 'Fascists' Outside RNC in Strong Signal They Aren't Toning...
Rep. Eric Swalwell's Trump Hyperventilating Gives Up the Game on the Left's Definition...
Magnanimous Trump Calls on Reluctant Biden to Give RFK Immediate Secret Service Protection
Ummm ... Who Wants to TELL Her? Taylor Lorenz 'BREAKS' Big Blue Anon...
D'OH! Brian Stelter's Attempt to Pretend He HASN'T Spent the Last 8 Years...
POTUS' 'We're Fellow Americans and Not Enemies' Pivot Means They Hope You're Stupid
OOPSIES! Poll Group Used By NBC That Had Biden UP Three Points Over...
So Much for 'Toning Down Rhetoric': Adam Kinzinger Posts IDIOTIC Tweet a DAY...

Report: WH knew about the Chinese spy balloon a week ago but opted to hope nobody would notice it

Bloomberg News is reporting that the U.S. government was aware of the Chinese spy balloon approaching the country a week ago but decided to just hope nobody would notice it. The reported reason the Biden administration didn’t want to make it public was because a “high-profile trip” (SoS Blinken’s now-postponed trip to Beijing) was at stake:

Advertisement

From Bloomberg:

As it turns out, US authorities were well aware of the unidentified object that had entered American airspace on Jan. 28, that had then left and re-entered over North Idaho on Tuesday. But with such a high-profile trip at stake, keeping it on the down-low was key.

By the time the thing became visible in Montana, President Joe Biden had already been briefed and the White House was scrambling to decide whether to blast it from the sky.

The gravity of the situation was only exacerbated by Montana being home to Malmstrom Air Force Base, which houses a large portion of the US’s Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles.
[…]
For now, the White House opted not to inform the American public. Events, however, soon forced Biden’s hand.

The “events” that forced Biden’s hand started when a Montana newspaper noticed the balloon and published a photo.

Right?

Advertisement

See “banning gas stoves” for another example of that.

The answer likely is “a lot of stuff.”

Currently the Chinese spy balloon has been spotted moving east over North Carolina.

***

Related:

Pentagon spox’s briefing raised more questions about the Chinese spy balloon than it answered

OUCH! Border Patrol Union weighs in on the Chinese spy balloon situation (Biden hardest hit)

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is trying to think of a reason to care about the China spy balloon story

***

Join us in the fight. Become a Twitchy VIP member today and use promo code SAVEAMERICA to receive a 40% discount on your membership.

Sponsored

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Twitchy Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement