Former Lawmakers Received $20,000 Honorariums to Appear at UFO Disclosure Event

ufo-5Whatever gravity that having five former congressmen and one senator might have brought to this year’s UFO disclosure hearing at the Washington Press Club may be negated by the revelation that each of them received a $20,000 honorarium for their presence. I’m available if anyone wants my opinion on UFO disclosure. Bribe – I mean, “honorarium” – negotiable.

Via The Guardian:

The politicians who made up the committee were given just five minutes each to cross-examine witnesses, but defended their presence and the $20,000 “honorarium”.

“I would not have come if I thought it was damaging to my reputation,” said California Democrat Lynn Woolsey, who retired from Congress this year after 10 terms in office. “I am here because I believe in transparency.”

Roscoe Bartlett, a Tea Party Republican from Maryland who served 10 terms in Congress and chaired a sub-committee of the House armed services committtee, said: “Extraterrestrials are not anti-biblical. Read the book of Job – it’s all there.”

Senator Mike Gravel, a Democrat who represented Alaska for 22 years, added: “It is the height of human arrogance to think that we are the only sentient humans [sic] in the universe that can think.”

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  • BuzzCoastin

    kinda crazy to think the presence of politicians adds credibility to any subject
    they would have been better off paying the “Grays” to attend
    who could buy into a Reptilian endorsement, only the Little Green Men

    Kirk out

  • eric82

    What are you talking about? This is an extremely credible event – just look at the attendees …. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ufo-buffs-beam-well-paid-ex-pols-article-1.1330724

    • Matt Staggs

      Hah! Nice one!

    • Calypso_1

      Where there any Raelian chicks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/EricAndrewHanson Eric Hanson

    I had the chance to attend one hearing (of the many that are being held over the week). The ‘congressional panel’ was pretty unprepared and uninspiring. Their follow up questions were jangled, unthoughtful, at times confused and off topic.
    Discovering that they were paid to appear makes me better understand the way that they came across: uninvested, unprepared, and silly.
    The witnesses who testified during the hearing I sat in on were compelling and convincing: there has been longterm governmental cover up of real ‘UFO’ events.
    We must demand our leaders respond with transparency.

  • ParanoidCoast

    The ‘congressional panel’ is only a hook to grab attention. I wouldn’t pay them much heed.

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