Republicans: China Sending a Message of US Weakness; Biden Reluctant to be Seen as Confrontational

patrick.goodenough | February 5, 2023
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As the smoke cleared after the U.S. Air Force weekend shootdown of a Chinese surveillance balloon that drifted through U.S. airspace for days, senior Republicans said that while Beijing was trying to send a message of American weakness, President Biden had been hesitant to take actions that could be seen as provocative.