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Objects Shot Down by US Fighter Jets Were Carrying Payloads

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Two of the unexplained objects fired down in the previous two days, according to a fresh report, were balloons carrying payloads.

The story from Fox News was credited to an unnamed senior U.S. official.

Saturday’s item shot down above Canada was a “small metallic balloon with a tethered payload,” according to the official.

The item that crashed above Alaska on Friday, according to the Washington Post, was “more cylindrical and described as a type of airship.”

Sunday, an item crashed into Lake Huron, according to CNN. Sunday, no details regarding it were available.

ABC reports that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was informed by the White House that the objects shot down on Friday and Saturday were both balloons. According to him, both things were far smaller than the Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina.

The Washington Post states that lawmakers are hungry for further information.

Connecticut Democrat Jim Hines, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, had strong words for the Biden administration.

“I have real concerns about why the administration is not being more forthcoming with everything that it knows,” Hines said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I do hope that very soon, the administration has a lot more information for all of us on what’s going on,” Hines said.

The White House, according to a statement sent to the Post by the White House, will provide specifics after the downed aircraft’s components have been found.

“We will not definitively characterize them until we can recover the debris, which we are working on,” the statement said.

“I would note we have kept Congress continuously briefed and we will continue to,” the statement said.

Texas Representative Michael McCaul, a Republican, expressed grave worry over the alleged use of American technology on the Chinese surveillance balloon.

“It will be one of my number one priorities as the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in this Congress, to stop the export of technology to China that then goes into their most advanced weapons systems,” he said.

“In this case, a sophisticated spy balloon that went across three nuclear sites … It did a lot of damage,” he said.

Ohio Representative Michael R. Turner, a Republican, also demanded additional details during an interview on CNN.

The White House needs to “stop briefing Congress through our television sets and actually come and sit down and brief us. What we’re seeing here is a number of announcements by the administration without any real information being given to Congress,” he said.

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