On Monday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) demanded that the Biden administration provide more information about the unidentified objects that were shot down over North America, following the incident with the suspect Chinese spy balloon which had traveled across the country before being taken down off the coast of South Carolina earlier this month.
The three other objects were brought down Alaska, Canada, and Michigan on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively. In response to the three incidents, McConnell released a number of questions that he would like administration officials to answer, including: “What in the world is going on? Has the Biden administration just dialed the sensitivity of our radars all the way up? If so, what are the objects that we are just now noticing for the very first time?” Are they benign science projects and wayward weather balloons, or something more nefarious that we’ve somehow been missing all this time?”
McConnell added that President Biden ought to provide answers to the American people on exactly what types of objects had been shot down and where they came from. He further inquired whether the objects had been hostile or not and about the guidance provided in order for them to be brought down. He added, “How did we get into a position where the greatest nation in the world doesn’t know what is traversing our own airspace?”
On Monday, administration officials as well as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had informed reporters that none of the debris from the three objects had yet been recovered, which was why they did not yet have more information on the three unidentified objects.