The invasion of Chinese “spy” balloons seen in the Western Hemisphere is upsetting Americans, and while balloons are being shot down and retrieved, many concerns remain unanswered.
China has claimed the balloons “blew off course,” which is a problematic claim given the large number of balloons and their propulsion by predictable wind patterns. The Biden administration has minimized the event’s potential consequences, but some are calling them out on the gravity of the situation. The contents of the balloon were unknown when it “wandered” into US airspace.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, used the chance to make a message during President Biden’s State of the Union speech. Greene, who takes her leadership in the House seriously, is known for speaking up honestly, even if it means facing threats. Nonetheless, Green carried a white helium balloon through the Capitol building to the address in order to attract attention to the situation.
Greene went after officials from President Joe Biden’s administration last week at a closed-door discussion about the surveillance balloon that was fired above the Atlantic Ocean. “You sat by and allowed this Chinese spy balloon that could’ve contained a bioweapon like Covid,” she said at a fundraising event. “It could’ve contained a nuclear bomb. An ENP attack, or hypersonic missiles — like the Chinese government, the CCP, has shown their own people these weather balloons dropping these hypersonic missiles on video. They’ve showed us on video. This is a common thing.”
Greene added, “I said, ‘You allowed this to go across the country, and then you want to stand up here and give us our excuses — your excuses — on why you didn’t shoot it down. Because you’re gathering intelligence, or you didn’t want to risk anyone’s lives?’ I said, ‘That is biggest bunch of bullshit!’” she said.
Marge says she screamed at the military officers giving them a briefing on the Chinese balloon “that’s the biggest bunch of bullshit!” because “it could’ve contained a bioweapon like covid, a nuclear bomb or hypersonic missiles.” pic.twitter.com/Gsuu4dVrTt
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) February 12, 2023
Threats to Greene’s life for speaking up have not been highlighted in the media to the level that purported threats to Democratic politicians have, she claims. “The press keeps asking me about threats against Rep. [Ilhan] Omar, but none of them knew about this guilty plea for a threat against my life. Multiple people who want to kill me have been arrested, but the DC media doesn’t report it,” Greene told The Post. “It’s two-tiered justice and two-tiered coverage,” she added.
Greene was constantly dealing with potentially hazardous scenarios with the police last year. “I was swatted for the 6th time last night. Swatting is a very serious crime,” Taylor Greene noted on Twitter on Tuesday. “The caller wants to have their victim murdered by police,” Greene wrote. “But it is also a giant abuse of police resources and time, which is another reason it is a serious crime.”
I was swatted for the 6th time last night.
Swatting is a very serious crime.
The caller wants to have their victim murdered by police.
But it is also a giant abuse of police resources and time, which is another reason it is a serious crime.
God bless my local police.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 25, 2022
Fox5 reported further:
Swatting is the act of making a hoax call to 911 to try and draw a response to law enforcement. Using technology that makes it appear that the emergency call is coming from a victim’s home, suspects try to lure law enforcement to the residence by telling them a crime has either happened or is in progress – causing a response from police or a SWAT team.
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And last week a New York man has pleaded guilty and now faces years in prison for physically threatening violence against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), reports said on Friday. CONTINUE READING…