Republican Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker of Mississippi is furious, and he should be.
"Wicker issued a furious statement after he learned from a news report — not directly from the Pentagon, despite his repeated requests — that the Chinese spy balloon did in fact collect intelligence on sensitive military sites and send it back to China in real time," reported Breitbart.
"We have consistently learned more from press reports about the Chinese surveillance balloon than we have from administration officials," Wicker said.
"These revelations clearly demonstrate that the administration made an unacceptable mistake. I will not abandon my oversight efforts to discover the full range of information related to this event, and I intend to hold this administration accountable," Wicker added.
"The report, based on comments from two current senior United States officials and a former senior administration official, said the Chinese spy balloon the Biden administration let traverse the continental United States for days gathered intelligence from 'several' military sites and sent that information back to Beijing," reports Breitbart.
The Biden administration downplayed the significance of the balloon, saying the balloon could not gather more intelligence than Chinese satellites.
Additionally, Biden's team argued that they took measures to protect sensitive military sites.