I had a great conversation with an American patriot and military spouse who lives in the great State of Texas.

We were planning on talking about how Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is calling out the Biden Administration for their failed response to the train derailment in Ohio, but since she was calling in to a Montana radio show- we had to talk about the China spy balloon...

Raven Harrison: I'm so proud of Montana. If it wasn't for you guys. We wouldn't even know about the spy balloon.

Thanks to our friends at Fox News Radio, we were chatting with Raven Harrison. She is a former Congressional candidate and the author of "Raven's Mantle: Fighting the Betrayal of America."

I told her how The Billings Gazette's Larry Mayer, Chase Doak, and one of our radio station guys down the hall- Michael Foth- had all posted photos of the spy balloon on local news station websites. I think Michael was sitting on his back patio in Laurel drinking a beer when he looked up and said, "what the heck is that?" He then quickly had a story about it on our websites.

Raven Harrison: I gotta buy him his next beer. But that's how it's done. That is how it's done.

So what about Manchin (D-WV) taking on the Biden Administration over the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment? Is he worried about the downstream impacts in West Virginia?

Raven Harrison: He is, because they've got tributaries that- there are six major waterways that are tied to this area in East Palestine. So it is very, very concerning. And he should be, I mean- whether he's a Democrat or a Republican, he should be calling this out. They all should. But we all know the democratic doctrine of, if you don't fall in lock and stock and speak out then you're going to be cancelled. So- proud of Senator Joe, but he has a tendency of getting everybody all worked up and then ultimately caving. So hopefully, he will stay the course on this and see it through.

Here's how I responded:

Aaron Flint: Yeah, I agree with you. I think eventually he still caves, eventually he shows his weakness, but at least he's willing to call out the Biden administration. We have liberals- going back to the Chinese spy balloon- liberal Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) wasn't saying a peep when that spy balloon was overhead. Meanwhile, elected Republicans like Ryan Zinke (R-MT) and others were saying- shoot that thing down, shoot it down now. But now Jon Tester is trying to look tough, trying to look like he's asking questions, et cetera. And Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is, he's taking the same Jon Tester style approach where they're just covering for the Biden administration.

Full audio of our chat with Raven Harrison starting around 8:20:

Here's one of Raven's campaign videos for Congress in Texas:

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