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EXCLUSIVE — Rep. Jared Moskowitz: "That's something that we've been asking for"

EXCLUSIVE — Rep. Jared Moskowitz: "That's something that we've been asking for"

Ep. 66 — Rep. Jared Moskowitz's glad Republicans are finally talking UAPs, along with, you know, that whole speaker thing.... (10-19-2023)
Moskowitz preparing to question UFO whistleblower David Grusch in the House Oversight Committee, July 26, 2023. Photo: Matt Laslo

In the House, it sucks being in the minority party even when there is a speaker. 

So first-term Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) hasn’t had much to do the past few weeks. Except sit front row as Republicans shoddy lil political game of thrones remake airs live on cable after accidentally capturing former-Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s proverbial political head.

In all the drama, Moskowitz was glad to hear UAPs finally come up in debate’s Democrats are locked out of on the other side of the Capitol’s basement.

Press corps buzzes about the Capitol’s basement outside closed-door GOP speaker confab, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Photo: Matt Laslo


“That's something that we've been asking for. It was clear after the last hearing that we needed to hear from these people in the SCIF [Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility] to determine fact from fiction,” Moskowitz says. 

When it comes to potential witnesses and whatnot, Moskowitz defers to his colleagues in the majority. 

“The Republicans would have more information on that, since they're in charge of the hearings and are able to arrange that sort of stuff,” Moskowitz tells us. “But I think it's great news hearing from my Republican colleagues that are working on this issue that we're having a follow-up in a classified setting to the last hearing.” 

It’s the Capitol, so of course, we’re all always guessing.  

“It could be part of the discussions that they're having in order to get a speaker,” Moskowitz says. 

This is a bonus episode before I take off for a long weekend away, so no transcript but also know paywall. Enjoy the speaker drama without me. Cheers! - Laslo 

Matt Laslo’s a veteran congressional correspondent, new media prof. and founder of Ask a Pol — the people-powered press corps.

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