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EXCLUSIVE: Top Dem on HASC: "Tell me what the hell UAP stands for?"
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EXCLUSIVE: Top Dem on HASC: "Tell me what the hell UAP stands for?"

Ep. 86 — Rep. Adam Smith: "No shit. They got a new name?" (11-29-2023)
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Rep. Adam Smith is the top Democrat on HASC and doesn’t know what a UAP is. Photo: Matt Laslo

On his way into this morning’s NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) negotiations, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee didn’t even know what UAP stood for—until Ask a Pol updated him on NASA’s new definition (which is not the same definition as the

"You’ll have to tell me what the hell UAP stands for?" Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) told Ask a Pol. “No shit. They’ve got a new name?"

“Yeah…”

This. Is. Your. Congress. And ours.

Tears…

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). 

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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.