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Tim Kaine on if gov’t knows what flew over Langley: “don't think I can get into that"
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Tim Kaine on if gov’t knows what flew over Langley: “don't think I can get into that"

Ep. 208 — Sen. Tim Kaine (3-21-2024)
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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) — Armed Services Committee

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Ask a Pol asks:

Are you satisfied with the response you got to the UAPs around Langley from US Northern Command Commander Gen. Gregory Guillot and US Southern Command Commander Gen. Laura Richardson when they testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 14th?

Kaine: 

"Yeah, I mean in terms of full forthcoming information and a plan of action, yes, but I think there's a lot of work to be done,” Kaine told Ask a Pol. “I think there's a lot of work to be done.”

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Aska Follow-Up:

In a classified setting, did they at least tell you that they know what it was or is there still a mystery?

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Key Kaine: 

I don't think I can get into that,” Kaine replied. “I don't think I can get into that. I think what I can say is that, you know, we have pretty clear rules of engagement if someone were to try to fly a drone against US troops overseas — we would know what to do. But when you're on domestic soil and you've got, you know, houses nearby — and it's not like you're going to shoot something down on a base near a residential neighborhood. So the thought about how to do base protection against UAS [Unmanned Aircraft Systems] threats domestically is not as developed as it is in theaters of war…”

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

TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Tim Kaine

SCENE: Kaine’s walking through the basement of the US Capitol on his way to vote on the Senate floor two stories above.

Tim Kaine: “Hey there.”

Matt Laslo: “How are you, sir?”

TK: “Good. What’s up?”

ML: “What did you — are you satisfied with the response you got to the UAPs around Langley?”

TK: "Yeah, I mean in terms of full forthcoming information and a plan of action, yes. But I think there's a lot of work to be done. I think there's a lot of work to be done.”

ML: “In a classified setting, did they at least tell you that they know what it was or is there still a mystery?”

TK: “I don't think I can get into that…”

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