House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said the United States has a much bigger China problem than the recent spy balloon that traversed across the country's air space.
"China steals billions worth of U.S. intellectual property and maintains a 'massive spy ring' in U.S. institutions," Comer said.
"Comer argued during an appearance on ABC's This Week that the problem of Chinese surveillance was 'a lot bigger' than spy balloons floating over the country," reports Fox News.
Comer criticized President Biden for allowing China's spy balloon to cross the U.S., but said the true issue is the failure of the Biden administration to combat intellectual property theft.
"You know, China continues to steal our intellectual property. They continue to steal our patents. They manipulate their currency. We believe they have a big footprint in academia with a massive spy ring within our research universities where they continue to steal our hard-earned research and development," said Comer.
"So, China is a problem, and this administration thus far hasn't set a very good example of standing up to China. I think that, you know, shooting the balloon down in the Atlantic once it flew over all the military bases, including my own Fort Campbell, Kentucky, it's very disturbing," Comer added.
Source: Fox News