Biden congratulates military for taking down China balloon

A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Montana on February 1, 2023. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP)
A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Montana on February 1, 2023. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP)

WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden congratulates fighter pilots for taking down a Chinese spy balloon off the east coast after it spent several days flying over the United States.

“They successfully took it down. And I want to compliment our aviators who did it,” Biden tells reporters in Maryland.

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