Friday, February 17, 2023

Cruz responds after Biden allegedly authorized $200 million fighter jet to shoot down $12 science project

Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter Thursday to criticize President Joe Biden for ordering an F-22 fighter jet to shoot down what may have been a hobby club’s science project off the coast of Alaska earlier last week.

Cruz, R-Texas, joked that Biden’s decision to authorize the $200 million fighter jet to use a $400,000 missile to shoot down what may have been a $12 balloon serves as a "powerful deterrence" to high school students interested in creating their own at-home science balloons.

The comment came after the Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade’s (NIBBB), an Illinois-based hobbyist club, said their pico balloon that was floating off the west coast of Alaska went missing the same day a Lockheed Martin jet shot down an unidentified object matching its description.

"To be fair, Biden is providing is powerful deterrence for any high school science clubs that might try to invade America…." Cruz wrote on Twitter. Read more and see video here.

Biden Rejects Ohio's Request for Federal Aid After Train Disaster in East Palestine
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Things are becoming dire for the residents of East Palestine, Ohio. It’s the site of the recent train derailment that hurled scores of toxic chemicals into the surrounding areas. Sens. J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the area to assess the situation. Vance demonstrated how the surrounding area is contaminated, while Brown asked Gov. Mike DeWine to declare the area a disaster zone and request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Biden administration refused to offer federal assistance to the area; it doesn’t meet the requirements (via Fox News):

The Biden administration turned down a request for federal disaster assistance from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in the aftermath of the train derailment in the state earlier this month that led to a large release of toxic chemicals. Read more,  see tweets and video here.

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