Capitol Hill lawmakers said Wednesday that UFOs could pose a pressing threat to America’s national security, as the pols emerged from a highly classified briefing with Navy and FBI officials on the unexplained phenomena.
But some did voice concerns that the UFOs — which may be espionage assets controlled by America’s foreign adversaries, in a possible explanation just slightly less terrifying than the vanguard of an alien invasion — could pose a danger to national security.
"We take the issue of unexplained aerial phenomena seriously to the extent that we’re dealing with the safety and security of US military personnel or the national security interests of the United States, so we want to know what we’re dealing with," said Rep.
"I think it’s important to understand that there are legitimate questions involving the safety and security of our personnel, and in our operations and in our sensitive activities, and we all know that there’s [a] proliferation of technologies out there," he continued.
Val Demings (D-Fla.), "You know it’s always about our safety and security — our national security is [priority] number one — and so that’s really the area where we really focused on this morning.".
Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the committee chairman, implied that the briefing was eye-opening, but also declined to get into specifics ahead of the release of a public report.
"It was an interesting briefing," he said.
Andre Carson (R-Ill.), who has been heading efforts on the UFO inquiry, said Americans should expect an eventual public hearing on the report’s findings.
"I mean, there’s some national security concerns that we want to take into consideration.".