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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Gary Peters on David Grusch "what whistleblower are you talking about?"
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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Gary Peters on David Grusch "what whistleblower are you talking about?"

Ep. 113 — Sen. Gary Peters (7-10-2023)
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Two weeks before UFO whistleblower David Grusch testified before the House Oversight Committee this summer, Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) was caught off guard when Ask a Pol inquired about the veteran.

“The what?” Peters — a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee or SASC — asked.

“The UAP or UFO whistleblower.”

“What whistleblower are you talking about?” Peters again asked.

Peters chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — or DSCC — which is the election arm of Senate Democrats.

Below is a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s interview with Sen. Gary Peters, slightly edited for clarity.

Matt Laslo: “Hey, how are you, Sen. Peters?”

Gary Peters: “Hello.”

ML: “Hey, how are you?”

GP: “Good, how are you doing?”

ML: “Surviving.” 

GP: “That’s good.”

ML: “Was curious, kind of a random question.”

GP: “Really? From you? A random question? That’s unusual.”

We both laugh.

ML: “Well, I’m curious, have you looked into the UAP whistleblower, UFO whistleblower?”

GP: “The what?”

ML: “The UAP or UFO whistleblower.”

GP: “Whistleblower — what whistleblower are you talking about?”

ML: “He came out a month or so ago, David Grusch. And he’s claiming — I’m surprised you haven’t heard of it.”

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GP: “No, I may have, but I don’t recall.”

ML: “Well, he claims that for years the US government has craft, recovered craft but then also that they’ve lied to Congress about SAPs.”

GP: “Yea, I don’t know, I don’t really know about it.”

ML: “Appreciate ya.”

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Camila Aponte and Noah Kolenda contributed to the production of this transcript.

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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.