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[WATCH] GOP Cares More About UFOs Than January 6th

The GOP is working overtime to make sure a proposed commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol is never formed. At the same time, Senate Republicans seem overly concerned about threats from above, embracing newly verified Navy videos of unidentified foreign objects as the newest threat against our nation; call it the perfect diversion for what’s taking place on Earth.

U.S. intelligence agencies are expected to deliver a report on “unidentified aerial phenomena” to Congress next month, sparking renewed interest and speculation into how the government has handled sightings of mysterious flying objects — and if there’s any worldly explanation for them.

The unclassified report, compiled by the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense, aims to make public what the Pentagon knows about unidentified flying objects and data analyzed from such encounters.

Senator Marco Rubio has been one of the more vocal Republicans voicing his concerns about visitors from the skies while expressing absolutely zero for the ones who perpetrated the Capitol insurrection.

While UFOs have been part of American mythology for decades, this report is different. Legitimate debates over UFO sightings have gained traction in recent years after several leaked photos and videos from the U.S. Navy appeared to show mysterious flying objects in American airspace. A recent episode of the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” devoted a segment to the recently declassified videos and photos.

In August, the Department of Defense established the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force to investigate and “gain insight” into the “nature and origins” of unidentified flying objects. Earlier that year, the Department of Defense declassified three videos taken by Navy pilots (one from 2004 and two from 2015) that showed mysterious objects flying at high speeds across the sky. A separate leaked Navy video, captured in July 2019, showed a sphere-shaped unidentified object flying over the water near San Diego. The footage appeared to show the mysterious object flying for a few minutes before disappearing into the water.

Two former Navy pilots were interviewed by “60 Minutes” about a UFO sighting over the Pacific Ocean in 2004. Cmdr. Dave Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Alex Dietrich spotted the unidentified object during a training exercise but were unable to classify it. Fravor described it as a “little white Tic-Tac-looking object,” adding that it lacked conventional exhaust plumes and had no wings or visible markings.

Some senators are pushing other lawmakers and government officials to do more to investigate encounters with mysterious flying objects.

“I want us to take it seriously and have a process to take it seriously,” Sen. Rubio, told “60 Minutes.”

 

Watch the “60 Minutes” segment that started the new UFO panic, below.



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