Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has noted that President Biden ought to give the American public an explanation about the three objects that had been shot down over Alaska, Canada, and Michigan respectively in the past week. Cotton specified that the President will need to supply information on what is known about these objects, as well as the steps being taken to protect America’s sovereign airspace.
He added that as the commander in chief, he should not “hide behind press secretaries and anonymous sources in a time of crisis.” Lawmakers are also looking for answers regarding the origin of the three objects as well as information on what exactly they were. The three unknown objects were brought down over three days only one week after the U.S. military shot down the suspicious Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has said that so far the three objects that were brought down have not been recovered due to the weather conditions.
Cotton, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has criticized the Biden administration for its handling of the Chinese balloon which was allowed to traverse across the United States before being brought down by the U.S. military. He has specifically said that Biden should have ordered for the balloon to be shot down over Alaska, without waiting for it to reach South Carolina’s coast. He added that everyone suspects it was a spy balloon collecting information on the U.S.