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Republicans: China’s Balloon Incursion Shows US Weakness; Biden Owes Americans ‘A Lot of Answers’

Following the weekend shoot-down of a Chinese surveillance balloon that drifted through

U.S. airspace for days, senior Republicans said that while Beijing was trying to send a message of American weakness, President Biden had been hesitant to take actions that could be seen as provocative. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) charged that the U.S. should have shot down the balloon as soon as it entered American airspace over Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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