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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Thom Tillis: "there’s no question we haven’t seen [ET life] on Earth yet”
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EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Thom Tillis: "there’s no question we haven’t seen [ET life] on Earth yet”

Ep. 131 — Sen. Thom Tillis (7-18-2023)
Sen. Thom Tillis takes reporter’s questions after a briefing in the Senate SCIF. Photo: Matt Laslo

n we spoke with Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), he was already over the UFO investigations and conversations taking place on Capitol Hill.

While Tillis hadn’t reviewed UFO whistleblower David Grusch’s allegations in the report he sent to the Inspector General, the North Carolinian says he doesn’t need to because his mind is already made up.

“There’s probably no question there is life out there. I just believe there’s no question we haven’t seen it on Earth yet,” Tillis exclusively told Ask a Pol.

Tillis isn’t on the Intelligence or Armed Services Committees, but he says from what he’s gleaned in All-Senate classified briefings, congressional inquiries into UAPs are a waste of time.

“I know UFO’s are sexy, but having sat in the SCIF [sensitive compartmented information facility], read classified annexes, heard of eye-witness accounts and then the ultimate resolution, I think we’re probably spending more time on it than we need to,” Tillis said.

LISTEN: Laslo & Thom Tillis

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Tillis chats with congressional press corps in the middle of a vote series just steps away from Senate floor. Photo: Matt Laslo

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TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Thom Tillis

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

Matt Laslo: “Random one for ya.” 

Thom Tillis: “I love random questions.”

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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.