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Senator Collins' Statement on Downing of Chinese Spy Balloon

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the Intelligence Committee, released this statement following the U.S. military shooting down a Chinese surveillance balloon:


“China’s brazen deployment of a spy balloon to surveil some of our most sensitive military assets required a forceful response by our government.  I support the decision to shoot down the balloon, but it should have been taken out earlier, over remote areas of Alaska or Montana.  Good job by our talented military.”