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Sen. Gillibrand on AARO's new, declassified UAP report: “Haven’t read it yet"
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Sen. Gillibrand on AARO's new, declassified UAP report: “Haven’t read it yet"

Ep. 203 — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (3-14-2024)
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Who?

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Ask a Pol asks

Have you had time to check out that new, declassified AARO report yet?

Key Gillibrand 

“Haven’t read it yet,” Gillibrand tells Ask a Pol. “I read the reports on what it said, but I don’t have it yet.”

Caught our ear

“I’ll read it,” Gillibrand promised Ask a Pol.

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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), slightly edited for clarity.

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TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Matt Laslo: “How are you ma’am?”

Kirsten Gillibrand: “Hello.”

ML: “Have you had time to check out that new AARO report yet? The declassified one?”

KG: “Haven’t read it yet.”

ML: “No?”

KG: “I read the reports on what it said, but I don’t have it yet.”

ML: “Yeah? I’ll look for you next week on it.”

KG: “Yeah. I’ll read it. Thank you.”

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ML: “Have a good one, ma’am.”

Gillibrand heads to an elevator going up to the Senate floor so she can vote. Laslo heads to a down elevator, and says hi to a Capitol Police officer who played college football for Temple in Philadelphia. He knows Laslo’s a Chicago Bears fan, so brings up the upcoming NFL draft.

Officer: “Caleb Williams, baby. Come on! Get that quarterback.”

Elevator doors open and a reporter leaves and Laslo hops on.

ML: “Don’t jinx it for us, man.”

Visitor: “Oh, another reporter (inaudible).”

ML: “Yeah. I apologize.”

Visitor: “Don’t worry about me.”

ML: “What do I smell?”

They laugh.

Staffer: “You said it.”

Elevator lands in the Capitol’s basement, so Laslo jets out to chase more senators.

Visitor: “Couldn’t tell if the other one…”

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