Biden gives in to China and allows spy balloon to stay in U.S. skies for a few days

A Pentagon official reported that the object is expected to continue flying over the country for the next few days.

A senior Pentagon official reported that the chinese spy balloon that was discovered flying over U.S. territory is fully maneuverable, and announced that it is expected to remain over the country for the next few days. It appears that the Biden administration will allow the object to continue its course unimpeded.

At a press conference, Brigadier General and Defense Department spokesman Pat Ryder explained that the drone that flew over the nuclear silos in the state of Montana has a "large payload underneath the surveillance component."

Although the official did not provide a specific current location of the balloon, he said it is heading east, but is changing hourly and added that it is at about 60,000 feet.

"I will not be able to go into specific locations other than to say it is moving eastward at this time," he said, after assuring that they found the Chinese regime’s violation of U.S. airspace "unacceptable.”

Not a threat

Ryder said the balloon poses neither a military nor physical threat to U.S. citizens but indicated that it has a surveillance device underneath it "large enough to be of concern if there were a debris field."

"We know this is a Chinese balloon and it has the ability to maneuver," he announced, explaining that they noticed the device change course.

Biden decides not to shoot down the balloon

Despite China's violation of U.S. airspace with the spy balloon, President Joe Biden opted not to shoot it down, asserting that the decision was based on "strong" recommendations made to him by defense officials.

"We are tracking closely and keeping all options on the table," said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

However, Republicans point out that while the balloon is allowed to remain in the air, it is gathering more information, so Biden should act immediately.

"Biden’s refusal to stop it is a dereliction of duty," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.