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Hoosier lawmakers respond to ‘Chinese spy balloon’

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You might have heard about the so-called “Chinese Spy Balloon” that was seen over Montana Thursday.
Lawmakers around the country have been responding to this news on a variety of platforms. Many Hoosier leaders have posted their feelings about the balloon on Twitter.
Hoosier Senator Todd Young Tweeted Friday, “The spy balloon is another test by the Chinese Communist Party. This blatant violation of American airspace is a demonstration of the CCP’s reach and the threat it poses to us here at home.”
Congressman Rudy Yakym echoed similar sentiments, saying, “The CCP is the greatest threat of our time. Their spy balloon is a violation of our sovereignty and a test of our resolve. President Biden must respond immediately.”
Representative Jim Banks used the balloon’s appearance to also make a dig at the Biden Administration, writing, “What’s higher? Inflation or the CCP balloon Joe Biden has allowed to remain in our airspace?”
Hoosier Democratic Representatives seem to be quieter about the incident on social media than their Republican counterparts, who are advocating for a stronger response from the United States.
Chinese officials are saying the balloon is mostly a tool for meteorological research, but the Pentagon has said the U.S. government is monitoring it “closely.”
The U.S. has decided against military action at this time, including any effort to “shoot down” the balloon, which former President Donald Trump and former VP Mike Pence encouraged. The Biden Administration believes the risk to civilians is too great to warrant such a step.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken was scheduled to visit China, but that visit has been postponed in light of recent events. However, former Indiana Governor Mike Pence does not agree with this decision.

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5 comments

Rh February 4, 2023 at 7:13 am

When is this country going to wake up and realize this administration is taking the country down a very dark path?? Even liberals need to wake up and understand we are all in the same boat with China’s attempts to flip the US upside down and prepare us for invasion

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757DRIVER February 4, 2023 at 12:16 pm

Please Rh tell the country what this administration is doing that is leading us down this so called very dark path. Give examples, I bet you don’t have any idea what’s even taking place or what this administration is doing. Please prove me wrong. If all you have is fox news crap literally trying to scare the hell out of everyone over a balloon that they have been tracking for well over a week. What do you think this balloon is going to give them that they don’t already have by closely watching the whole country with their satellites? But other than the balloon, what is so dark?

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Charles U Farley February 4, 2023 at 7:12 pm

What will it give the Chinese that a spy satellite won’t? That’s easy: it will give them confirmation that Biden won’t do anything. He’s a pushover, and everyone knows it.

If you really want to know about the dark path, just check out the destruction of the economy, the erosion of freedoms, and the weaponization of the government against anyone who disagrees with it all. You won’t see any of this on broadcast news networks, certainly not on Fox (which is controlled opposition garbage), and if you really want to know you’ll have to go to media that you don’t normally frequent. Good luck.

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B February 4, 2023 at 8:24 pm

Inflation, gas prices, border crisis the list is much longer it’s not fox news crap. You must be wealthy and not harmed by the economic crisis we are in. I’m in construction and we are hurting bad for jobs. My company is owned by a nationwide construction firm that has 3000 employees. We do all levels of construction from new homes to commercial buildings. Only the rich/wealthy are building. In the last 8 years my shop has never had such a low amount of work it is a symptom of how bad things really are. You have been lied to by the Administration over and over. We can start w the most recent lie that Biden reduced the deficit. Spending is only down because we are spending less on covid then previous years ALOT less. Not bad for a dumb construction worker I can keep going if you would like there is more so much more.

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Marvin Rist February 4, 2023 at 4:06 pm

Many people kept talking about shooting the Balloon down. But what they don’t realize is that if they was to shoot the Balloon down. What could possibly be inside the Balloon like some kind of chemical or another COVID-19 Pandemic. Then if the Balloon Exploded the possibility of something mixed with Helium would go into our airspace.
Marvin W.Rist 2023. Think About It

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