Rubio: Mistake To Not Shoot Chinese Spy Balloon

 February 4, 2023

On Friday, Feb. 3, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio loudly asserted that he thought America's federal government was making a massive mistake for not shooting down a Chinese spy balloon as it hovered over a sparsely populated area of the country.

The Biden administration did not shoot down the balloon initially out of concerns that it would injure Americans on the ground.

Rubio understands, but says that that opens up the question of why the government didn't destroy the balloon while it was over an unpopulated area:

WRITER'S NOTE: There has been much conflicting information about the true status of the balloon as well as about whether the balloon actually belongs to China. We have tried to publish the most accurate information as possible.