Rep. Waltz to Newsmax: What Are Biden WH Shoot-Down Criteria for Balloon?

Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., told Newsmax on Friday night that if the Defense Department didn’t shoot down the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over areas with sparse populations such as Alaska and the mountains of Montana, what is the Biden administration’s policy for dealing with similar transgressions by a foreign adversary?

“If we can’t shoot down a balloon over some of the most rural parts of America, over the mountains of Montana, because of concerns about debris, then what are we going to do about, I don’t know, a spy plane over Washington, D.C., or even if this balloon drifts over a sensitive site near a city,” Waltz told “Prime News.”

“What is our shoot-down criteria in terms of defending our airspace?”

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