GOP Lawmakers Demand Answers As Biden Admin Struggles to Explain UFO Encounters
Four “high altitude flying objects” have been shot down over U.S. and Canadian airspace in recent days, and lawmakers are demanding answers on what the Biden administration knows. Since the first unidentified object was shot down over Alaska on Friday, U.S. officials have provided no explanation of where the aircraft have come from, their purpose, or how they can even fly. The absence of transparency has weakened trust in the administration and worsened the public’s fears over an unprecedented violation of U.S. airspace.
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“The lack of communication from the Biden administration regarding the closing of Montana airspace last night and the recent shootdowns that took place over Alaska and Canada is unacceptable,” Montana Senator Steve Daines tweeted. One of the unidentified objects shot down over Lake Huron on Sunday had previously been detected in his state’s airspace. Before that, it was one of the states visited by the infamous Chinese spy balloon. Montana is the location of several sensitive U.S. military sites, including much of the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
“The top priority of the administration should be the safety and security of the people of the United States, and keeping the American people informed is a key part of fulfilling that duty. President Biden owes Montanans and the country an immediate and full explanation… Without information, the public and media are left to rely on leaks, speculation, and worst of all, disinformation from foreign governments.”
The top priority of the administration should be the safety and security of the people of the United States and keeping the American people informed is a key part of fulfilling that duty. President Biden owes Montanans and the country an immediate and full explanation.
— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) February 12, 2023
“We have not been briefed on any of the air defense actions being taken in response to unidentified flying objects. Congress should be informed, and so should the American people,” Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said.
“There’s been space junk, weather balloons, spy balloons, and military advancements for years. All of sudden, world super powers are shooting unidentified objects down,” she tweeted on Sunday. “This looks like a testing of military prowess. Lack of evidence and briefings are extremely noticeable.”
We have not been briefed on any of the air defense actions being taken in response to unidentified flying objects.
Congress should be informed and so should the American people.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 12, 2023
“We’re all interested in exactly what this object was and its purpose,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin, R-MI, tweeted, “As long as these things keep traversing the U.S. and Canada, I’ll continue to ask for Congress to get a full briefing based on our exploitation of the wreckage.”
2/ As long as these things keep traversing the US and Canada, I’ll continue to ask for Congress to get a full briefing based on our exploitation of the wreckage.
— Rep. Elissa Slotkin (@RepSlotkin) February 12, 2023
“They’re not calling this a balloon. So what is it?” Utah Senator Mike Lee tweeted on Sunday.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio suggested that the recent breaches of U.S. airspaces were not isolated incidents.
“The last 72 hours revealed to the public what has happening for years, unidentified aircraft routinely operating over restricted U.S. airspace.”
The last 72 hours revealed to the public what has happening for years,unidentified aircraft routinely operating over restricted U.S. airspace
This is why I pushed to take this seriously & created a permanent UAP task force two years agohttps://t.co/qYm8Cvpdo9
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 12, 2023
A new report from Pentagon officials suggests that Rubio could be correct.
The Department of Defense offered a short press conference Sunday evening to address the recent shootdowns. One official suggested that the sudden string of encounters was due to the U.S. heightening its radar sensitivity after discovering the Chinese spy balloon last month.
Still, many questions remain unanswered, including where the unidentified objects have come from.
One reporter asked USAF General Glen VanHerck about the possibility of the objects being extraterrestrial in nature. The general said he was not ruling out the possibility,
“I’ll let the intel community and the counterintelligence community figure that out. I haven’t ruled out anything… At this point, we continue to assess every threat or potential threat, unknown, that approaches North America with an attempt to identify it.”
VanHerck oversees NORAD command.
The Pentagon released an additional statement afterward clarifying that there is “no indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity” about the objects shot down over the weekend.
A New York Times report also claims that the Biden administration has offered private assurances that the objects do not involve extraterrestrial activity. However, it has also acknowledged that they do not currently have an explanation of what the objects are.
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Officials acknowledged that the downing of an unidentified object over U.S. territory has never occurred before in American history.