Sen. Schmitt: Biden Admin ‘Lack of Transparency’ Over Chinese Balloon ‘Alarming’

Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Mo., is demanding answers from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Biden administration over what he said is a lack of transparency regarding a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon traveling across the country.

In a letter addressed to Austin on Friday, Schmitt, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote, “The lack of transparency is alarming.

“The American people deserve transparency and accountability immediately,” Schmitt wrote. “I request an immediate briefing for my colleagues so that we can provide constitutional oversight. I intend to partner with my colleagues to investigate the administration’s decision-making process related to this violation of our nation’s airspace and international law.”

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