Lead Biden administration officials have recently briefed senators from both sides of the aisle this past Tuesday concerning the plethora of flying objects shot down over North America in the past two weeks.
Both Republican and Democrat senators were given briefings from officials out of various agencies such as the Department of Defense (DOD), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) about the ongoing national security concerns after U.S. officials took down three objects flying over Michigan, Alaska, and Canada.
Reportedly, Legislators ended up leaving the briefing sporting far more questions than they had answered, claiming the public should hear much of what officials disclosed in the highly classified briefing.
“99% of what was discussed in that room today can be made public without compromising security in this country,” expressed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in an interview with Fox News when questioned about the briefing.
Rubio, who currently works as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, explained that the public should know these details immediately.
“We have to know what we’re talking about,” stated Rubio. “But I do think that when you shoot things down over the airspace of this country for the first time in the 65-year history of NORAD — you owe the American people more than some hurriedly called press conference in the middle of the Super Bowl.”
Rubio, alongside a group of other senators, spoke to the gathered press in the wake of the briefing, giving what little information they were allowed, which alludes to a number of questions when it comes to the origin and nature of the objects while downplaying any kinetic threat posed to the American public. However, U.S. officials took them down because they made their way into civil aviation space without reaching out to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Reportedly, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) stated that he departed the briefing with more questions than answers, going on to say that the prime takeaway seemed to be that these mysterious objects in U.S. airspace have been “flying over us for years” and that Top U.S. government officials have known about the activity for a while.
“These objects have been flying over us for years, many years,” stated Kennedy. “We’ve known about those objects for many years. We’re not sure that we’ve known about all of them, but we’ve known about many of them. Except for the Chinese spy balloon, we don’t know what they are. What’s different about the last two weeks is that we’ve started shooting them down. But we can’t find the remnants. Except for the spy balloon.”
Kennedy went on to state that officials have not been able to locate the debris from the objects that have been taken down, noting that the remnants should have landed in areas known to have “difficult terrain, low temperature, lots of inclement weather.”
“They’re looking, but they haven’t been able to find them,” he confirmed.