Aishah Hasnie: Senior State Dept Official “confident” balloon manufacturer had direct relations with the Chinese Army.
Senate Oversight Hearing
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS):
There is nothing in there that I learned that would have said that we shouldn’t have shot it down when it was over Alaska.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK):
I think we need to recognize that the airspace over the state of Alaska, over our territorial waters, is U.S. airspace. And so, if it’s appropriate to take it down, …
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT):
Maybe some people don’t think it’s valuable to collect the intelligence. I do. I think it made sense to learn something about this balloon given that it really posed no threat to the United States.