February 6, 2023

Just ahead of Joe Biden's State of the Union address, a jaw-dropping jobs report came out, and it's a boost for the President. 517,000 new jobs were created, and the unemployment dropped to 3.4%. So, Republicans have to find a gotcha' for the President. Then, an alleged Chinese spy balloon ventured into our airspace.

You can see conservatives react on Sunday to Balloongate in the video above. And news broke that there were three instances of Chinese balloons intruding on our airspace when Trump was in office. Still, Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton called it a "Chinese balloon attack." An attack!

And now, there will be an investigation into the balloon.

Via Axios:

House Republicans are indicating plans to investigate the Biden administration's response to a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.

Why it matters: It fits into a broader array of planned probes by the new GOP House majority into the Biden administration's military and foreign policy, including the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2021.

Driving the news: "I will be demanding answers and will hold the admin accountable for this embarrassing display of weakness," Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said Saturday.

Reality: President Biden wanted the balloon shot down. The Pentagon advised the President to wait until it was safe because they didn't want to rain debris on Americans on the ground. The balloon was safely shot down, and they are grabbing intel from the debris.

The President told reporters he ordered the Pentagon on Wednesday to shoot down the balloon "as soon as possible ... without doing damage to anybody on the ground. The best time to do that was when it got over water."

Despite Republicans wanting cousin Jim Bob to shoot it down with his paw paw's shotgun, it was brought down by an F-22 fighter jet after it fired an air-to-air missile at it off the coast of South Carolina. Go ahead, and investigate it.

UPDATE: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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