Unlike many of her colleagues, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is going to miss retiring AARO Director Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick.
“I’m so disappointed,” Gillibrand told Ask a Pol on Tuesday. “I thought he was an amazing leader of AARO…”
RAW Ask a Pol EXCLUSIVE with Gillibrand*
*same audio as one for paid subscribers, i just need a nap after 4hrs of sleep ea. night this week
Gillibrand’s comms staff hints this Grusch and Gillibrand call was NOT earth-moving…
More to come when we get more, which may be next week (or when Congress is back post-Thanksgiving…).
Matt Laslo’s a veteran congressional correspondent, new media prof. & founder of Ask a Pol — a new, people-powered press corps, asking your lawmakers your questions at your US Capitol. @Ask_a_Pol (or @askpols).
Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, slightly edited for clarity.
Matt Laslo: “How are you ma’am?”
Kirsten Gillibrand: “I’m good.”
ML: “Curious, do you — have you looked at that report from AARO and Kirkpatrick?”
KG: “Not yet.”
ML: “That declassified one?”
KG: “Is it out yet? When did it come out?”