(FreedomBeacon.com)- Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene raised eyebrows last weekend after using the crash of United Flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania on 9/11 to make the case for why President Biden should have ordered the Chinese spy balloon to be shot down over the continental United States.
While speaking at a Lincoln Day dinner hosted by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee in Idaho last weekend, Greene blasted the Biden administration for waiting until after the Chinese spy balloon had traveled clear across the country before shooting it down off the coast of South Carolina.
She said the Pentagon’s claim that shooting the balloon down over land would be a risk to people on the ground was “absolutely pathetic.”
Noting that the balloon’s payload was described as being the size of three school buses, Greene pointed out that on 9/11, a “jetliner” crashed in Pennsylvania. And while the crash killed everyone onboard the flight, nobody on the ground was killed. Greene argued that if the plane could crash without killing anyone, the administration is lying when they say they couldn’t shoot the spy balloon down over Alaska, Idaho, or Montana.
She said the people in the administration are either liars or cowards or Biden “sold out to China,” adding that she thinks it is all three.
Faced with criticism over failing to destroy the Chinese spy balloon when it first crossed into US airspace, last weekend, the president ordered US military jets to shoot down three additional unknown objects that entered US and Canadian airspace.
On Friday, February 10, a cylindrical object was shot down off the northern coast of Alaska. The following day, another object, described by Pentagon officials as a significantly smaller balloon than the first was shot down over Canada’s Yukon Territory. Then on Sunday, February 12, a third “unidentified object” was shot down over Lake Huron.