(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Communist China humiliated the United States and President Joe Biden with the timing of its spy balloon trip, according to Republican US Rep. Mike Gallagher.
Gallagher, who spoke on Sunday on The Cats Roundtable on WABC 77 AM-NY, was referring to the vast Chinese spying balloon the US Air Force shot down over South Carolina’s coast more than a week ago. The airship floated over Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and much of the rest of the mainland United States for seven days.
Since then, over the weekend, the US military has brought down three more “flying objects” over the United States and Canada.
In his comments, GOP US Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin insisted that China deliberately sent its spying balloon when it did so it would coincide with the long-planned visit to Beijing of Biden’s Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Blinken ended up canceling the trip over the balloon.
“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it was timed to coincide with Secretary Blinken’s visit, though we don’t have proof of that yet,” said Gallagher, as cited by The Hill and Newsmax.
The Wisconsin Republican chairs the new House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party.
“[It is] well within the Chinese Communist Party’s playbook [to do that],” Gallagher stated regarding a likely Chinese plan to use the spying airship in order to “humiliate” the United States of America.
“It just would not surprise me if this whole thing were intended to send a message to us while our secretary of state was visiting,” the Republican added.
“And the message is: ‘Look what we can get away with. And you won’t do anything about it. You’ll still come crawling back,” he elaborated.
“So it tells us something fundamental about the Chinese Communist Party,” the congressman concluded.
He pointed out that the new subcommittee he leads in the US House of Representatives would look into Chinese threats and provocations for America in a “serious, sober effort” to get the legislature to counter them.
Gallagher emphasized that the spy balloon incident was only the latest example of the Chinese Communist Party conducting espionage against America by the CCP. He warned, though, that it would not be the last.
“We want, in a bipartisan fashion, to push back against threats to our security, against threats to our sovereignty, and ensure that the Chinese Communist Party can’t get away with things like this,” the Republican congressman declared.
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The timing of the Chinese spy balloon before Secretary of State Antony Blinken's now-canceled visit is not "a coincidence," but is a deliberate effort by China to humiliate America on the global stage, Wis. Rep. Mike Gallagher. https://t.co/X5gyQRbR1i
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