Tim Burchett, GOP lawmaker from Tennessee, accused the U.S. government of a cover-up on UFOs after a declassified report was released on Thursday that identified 510 reports of unidentified flying objects. Many of those objects were identified in military airspace, and while there’s no evidence of extraterrestrial life, they still pose a threat, according to the government report.
“If you were human and make the turns that have been seen in some of this footage, you would literally turn into a ketchup package,” he said. “I mean, you would be gone.”
“This thing is a huge cover-up, for whatever reason,” Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) told NewsNation over the weekend. “And I just feel like America is ready, we need to know, and to stop with all the shenanigans.”
“I don’t trust government. There’s an arrogance about it,” he said. “I think the American public can handle it and they need to release everything.”
- Tim Burchett you may recognize from the House Speaker vote shenanigans, when Burchett was sitting between Matt Gaetz and Mike Rogers. Burchett later called Rogers a redneck, accused him of drinking, and compared him to a bag of dirt.
About UFOs, Burchett says “we need to find out what’s going on.”
And that includes “a craft which I believe at some point […] we have obtained some materials that are not of this world that are being studied by different members of industry I’ve been told,” he said.
Burchett claims that while he’s not a very good Christian, there are clear references to UFOs in the Bible.
Ronald Moultrie, the Pentagon’s under secretary of defense for intelligence and security, told reporters on December 16, 2022, that U.S. intelligence had not come across anything “that would lead us to believe that any of the objects that we have seen are of alien origin.”
Full interview with Burchett below.