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EXCLUSIVE: "...total disclosure," Rep. Tim Burchett tells Ask a Pol. "There's no compromise on that"
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EXCLUSIVE: "...total disclosure," Rep. Tim Burchett tells Ask a Pol. "There's no compromise on that"

Ep. 94 — Rep. Tim Burchett (12-7-2023)
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Rep. Tim Burchett pauses on the Capitol steps. Photo: Matt Laslo

The unofficial head of the Congressional UAP caucus is deflated. After the UAP (aka UFO) measures the caucus wanted included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) were stripped out by party leaders, Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) is all questions and few answers.

“Tell me what happened with NDAA? I'm not even sure,” Burchett exclusively tells Ask a Pol

While downtrodden, Burchett says he’s undeterred.

Burchett’s still trying to figure out who’s pulling what strings behind the scenes at the Capitol. Photo: Laslo

“I don't know. I'm not gonna get too upset either way, because I just don't trust them to do the right thing,” Burchett says. “We’ve got a lot of work to do. It give us something to do too. It feeds the fire of distrust.”

As for the end goal?

“I just want total disclosure. That’s where I’m at. There’s no compromise on that," Burchett says.

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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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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Rep. Tim Burchett, slightly edited for clarity.

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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.