Burchett: More Witnesses Have Come Forward Since UAP Hearing; ‘Select Committee’ With ‘Subpoena Authority’ Requested
David Grusch, former National Reconnaissance Officer Representative on the Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Task Force, arrives to testify during a House Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs hearing titled "Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena: Implications on National Security Public Safety and Government Transparency," on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2023.

On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs held an explosive hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), during which whistleblower David Grusch made incredible claims, and former Navy pilots David Fravor and Ryan Graves testified about their interactions with anomalous craft.

On Friday, Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) — one of the leaders of the hearing — spoke about why the representatives were reportedly denied access to a SCIF (secure compartmented information facility), and answered questions regarding new witnesses coming forward in the aftermath of the hearing, and what the congressmembers are formally asking House leadership to provide.

On numerous occasions during the hearing, Grusch stated that he couldn’t answer certain questions in an open forum, but could provide details to cleared members of Congress inside a SCIF. However, Burchett and others have claimed that they were denied access to a SCIF.

As to the reported denial, Burchett explained that Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) was the point-person on attaining SCIF access, and that during the process, they were informed that “there was a problem” with Grusch’s clearance — something Burchett characterized as “totally ridiculous.”

While working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Grusch had a Top Secret/Secret Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance.

“We’re gonna appeal to Speaker McCarthy and try to get it turned around,” Burchett stated.

The congressman from Tennessee also noted that since the hearing on Wednesday, more witnesses have come forward.


As for what comes next, Burchett said that he and three other members — Reps. Luna, Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) — co-signed a letter to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asking for a Select Committee “outside the jurisdiction of any standing committee” and “with subpoena authority.”

Burchett noted that while it would be McCarthy who ultimately chooses who sits on such a committee, he would prefer that it be bipartisan.

“We need to strike while the iron is hot,” Burchett said of a timeline for next steps. “Because this is definitely a moving target.”

“We need to get the people that can get us in the SCIF, and tell us where this stuff is right now, and then we need to move on it then, not six weeks later,” the Tennessee lawmaker added.

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Burchett: More Witnesses Have Come Forward Since UAP Hearing; ‘Select Committee’ With ‘Subpoena Authority’ Requested