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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Ted Budd on Grusch: “I’ve paid attention to it. I’ve not a deep dive.”
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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Ted Budd on Grusch: “I’ve paid attention to it. I’ve not a deep dive.”

Ep. 111 — Sen. Ted Budd (7-19-2023)
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Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC) is a freshman senator, but he spent three terms in the House of Representatives before moving to the upper chamber. So he knows Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) and other members of the Congressional UAP Caucus.

Budd, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, exclusively tells Ask a Pol he’s monitoring the Grusch investigation, though not actively investigating his claims.

“I’ve paid attention to it,” Budd told Ask a Pol. “I’ve not done a deep dive.”

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

Matt Laslo: “Have you looked into or heard of this UAP/UFO whistleblower David Grusch?”

Ted Budd: “Um, no. Just top line. What’s the question behind the question?”

ML: “I’m just curious, so yeah, I’m just fishing cause some senators are really investigating it. And next week the House is going to do a hearing on it.”

TB: “That's the one that Burchett’s leading, right?”

ML: “Yeah. It’ll be interesting.”

TB: “I’ve paid attention to it. I’ve not done a deep dive.”

ML: “Yeah, you got a day job. Appreciate ya, have a good one.”

Both laugh.

Camila Aponte and Noah Kolenda contributed to the production of this transcript. Take typos up with Congress (or ping us, please! Our apologies in advance).

Matt Laslo is a veteran congressional correspondent and founder of Ask a Pol — a people-powered press corps. Find him on most social media @MattLaslo

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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.