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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Dan Sullivan on object shot down over Alaska: "I still think there's more questions"
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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Dan Sullivan on object shot down over Alaska: "I still think there's more questions"

Ep. 42 — Sen. Dan Sullivan: "The bigger question is the multi-domain awareness" (7-13-2023)
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“Airship landing near Capitol steps 1906, US Senate Collection,” a display in the basement of the US Capitol. Photo: Matt Laslo

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In July, we asked him what the Air Force shot down over his sprawling state in the spring.

"I still think there’s more questions,” Sullivan said. “And the bigger issue is the multi-domain awareness that has been shown to be inadequate when it comes to things like this.”

We also ask Sullivan about UFO whistleblower David Grusch, whom he said he wasn’t familiar with.

A link to our exclusive with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is below our interview with Sullivan. Both of the senators were briefed by the Air Force, but neither had seen video or pictures of the object.

I’ve discussed this Sullivan interview on podcasts (and may have played it in one of our Live Listening Sessions on Discord), but my apologies for the delay in posting. - Laslo

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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s interview with Sen. Dan Sullivan, slightly edited for clarity.

“Have you gotten satisfactory answers on the balloon that went down — or whatever they shot — over Alaska?”

“I mean, not enough,” Sullivan replied.

“Do you have questions about it, like, have you seen the video? Do you know what they shot down?”

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“Well, they didn’t find it, as you know.”

“Yeah. Why not? How hard did they look?“

“They looked hard.”

“Cause they had coordinates, right?”

“They looked hard. There was a giant snowstorm that hit right when it went down.”

“Oh yeah?”

"I still think there’s more questions,” Sullivan said. “And the bigger issue is the multi-domain awareness that has been shown to be inadequate when it comes to things like this.”

“Because right after that there were then these three shootdowns and then that freaked out the American people and then they stopped, but that stuff’s still up there, right?”

“Yeah. That’s a good question.”

“Have you seen that whistleblower, David Grusch? UAP.”

“No.”

“Rubio on Intel and then Gillibrand on Armed Services…”

“I have not seen it.”

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Sen. Murkowski entering the Senate SCIF on 7-11-2023. Photo: Matt Laslo

We don’t know,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) told Ask a Pol on 7-11-2023.

Like Sullivan, Murkowski was briefed on the object shot down over her home state, but, like Sullivan, she hasn't seen pictures or video of what the Air Force shot down.

Matt Laslo’s a veteran congressional correspondent, adjunct new media professor and founder of Ask a Pol.

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Listening to lawmakers with Laslo, UAPs
I cover Congress different. I listen. Learning daily. Even while throwing stones at all the glass houses. This will be a stream of my noteworthy interviews. They're conducted at the US Capitol, if not otherwise noted. Matt Laslo is a veteran congressional reporter, Johns Hopkins University lecturer, fmr. Vice News Tonight/HBO correspondent, etc.