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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Tammy Duckworth on David Grusch "Not me. Nope.”

EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Tammy Duckworth on David Grusch "Not me. Nope.”

Ep. 119 — Sen. Tammy Duckworth (7-19-2023)
US Senators huddle inside the LBJ Room in the US Capitol, which is just a few strides from the Senate chamber. Photo: Matt Laslo

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is a decorated veteran, but a week ahead of this summer’s public testimony from her fellow veterans — including UFO whistleblower David Grusch — before the US House, she wasn’t aware of Grusch or his bombshell allegations.

“Nuh-uh,” Duckworth exclusively told Ask a Pol this summer.

When informed of her colleague’s ongoing investigation into Grusch’s claims, Duckworth also didn’t seem to curious .

“He’s an interesting one.”

“Oh, is he?” Duckworth told us. “Not me.”

Duckworth was awarded the Purple Heart during the Iraq War, and she’s also a former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The second-term senator serves on SASC, the Senate Armed Services Committee.


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



Matt Laslo: “Hey, how are you, ma’am?” 

Tammy Duckworth: “I’m good. How are you?” 

ML: “One day at a time. Got a random question.”

TD: “I have random answers.”

Laslo laughs. 

ML: “Have you looked into…?”

TD: “Huh?”

ML: “Has this UAP-UFO whistleblower David Grusch come across your radar at all?”  

TD: “Nuh-uh.”  

ML: “Figured. He’s an interesting one.”

TD: “Oh, is he? Not me.” 

ML: “The Intel Committee and Armed Services – [Sen. Kirsten] Gillibrand – are investigating it a little bit.” 

TD: “Yeah. Yup. Nope.” 

ML: “Figured. Have a good on, ma’am.”

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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