As RedState reported earlier, the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs held an interesting hearing Wednesday on “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP)” (aka UFOs) and their “Implications on National Security, Public Safety, and Government Transparency.”
While some believe UFO and alien stories are nothing more than long-running, baseless fringe theories, others, like my RedState colleague Brandon Morse, have either told and/or written compelling stories about their alleged existence.
Testimony from the three witnesses at the hearing was also compelling, so much so that the members of the subcommittee who were in attendance vowed to dig deeper into their allegations of a widespread government cover-up and alleged attempts at intimidation, something on which RedState has previously reported:
A former military intelligence officer-turned-whistleblower told House lawmakers that Congress is being kept in the dark about unidentified anomalous phenomena, known as UAP or UFOs, alleging at a hearing that executive branch agencies have withheld information about the mysterious objects for years.
David Grusch, who served for 14 years as an intelligence officer in the Air Force and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, appeared before the House Oversight Committee’s national security subcommittee alongside two former fighter pilots who had firsthand experience with UAP.
In addition to Grusch, the panel heard testimony from Ryan Graves, a former Navy pilot who has spoken out about encountering UAP on training missions, and David Fravor, who spotted a large object captured in the now-famous “Tic Tac” video during a flight off the coast of California in 2004.
All three witnesses said current reporting systems are inadequate to investigate UAP encounters, and said a stigma still exists for pilots and officials who press for more transparency about their experiences.
Though John Kennedy (R-La.) being a Senator was of course not in attendance, the hearing nevertheless got his attention, and afterward he released this clip to put things in perspective as only he can:
In Washington, D.C., common sense is illegal. I swear to God and all the angels that’s true. You know, I remember when the kitchen table issues mattered more than pronouns, when boys weren’t allowed to compete in girls’ sports, when truth mattered a lot more than political correctness.
Maybe that’s why the aliens won’t talk to us.
As he said that last line, he looked up at the Earth and spotted a “flying saucer.”
In Washington, D.C., common sense is illegal. pic.twitter.com/wFSwGOnr0a
— John Neely Kennedy (@JohnKennedyLA) July 26, 2023
I know they say if you could actually clone someone that the clone would not be as good as the original, but I’m thinking that even a John Kennedy clone that was like 75 percent as chill as Sen. Kennedy would still be awesome.
As to what Kennedy said about the aliens not talking to us, he’s got a point. I mean considering what’s going on in this country today where right is wrong, wrong is right, and we’re told there are no physical differences between men and women, who could blame aliens for not wanting to talk to us?
I mean just who are the weirder ones here? Aliens from another planet or Democrat politicos here in America who enjoy insulting our intelligence on a daily basis on the issue of men competing in women’s sports?
Something to think about, for sure.