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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Richard Blumenthal

EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Ep. 112 — Sen. Richard Blumenthal (7-11-2023)

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal speaks in the Senate Studio. Photo: Matt Laslo

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and over the summer, UFO whistleblower David Grusch wasn’t on his radar.

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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, slightly edited for clarity.

Blumenthal, et. address congressional press corps. Photo: Matt Laslo


Matt Laslo: “How are you sir?”

Richard Blumenthal: “Hi.”

ML: “Curious, have you heard this UAP/UFO whistleblower David Gursch? Have you seen his claims?”

RB: “The UAP?”

ML: “UFO, but a whistleblower — the inspector general referred it to Congress, saying it’s valid.”

RB: “I haven’t heard anything about it whistleblowers, what’s happening to them.”

ML: “No, nothing?”

RB: “No.”

ML: “How do you think today’s AI hearing went?”

RB: “I learned a lot, but also learned that we have a lot more to learn.”

ML: “Yeah. I’ll be watching. Appreciate you, sir.”  

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

Matt Laslo’s a veteran congressional correspondent, new media prof. & founder of Ask a Pol — a new, people-powered press corps, asking your questions at the Capitol. @Ask_a_Pol (or @askpols).

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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.