Former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to protect the United States from . . . wait for it. . . aliens from outer space.
Both the New York Times and Politico just revealed on Saturday that Reid launched a program in 2007 to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects. You know, UFOs. Or Little Green Men, or ‘Greys,’ or whatever.
Called the “Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program,” it wasn’t an official secret, yet only a few people knew about it. These included Reid and the late Senators Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Ted Stevens (R-AK).
So what did they investigate? Supposedly stuff like this 2004 encounter Navy pilots had with UFOs near San Diego, which the NYT released with their report. The two pilots were flying F-18 Hornets at the time.
So why did Reid start this program to begin with, which wasted $22 million of taxpayer money?
Well, to hear Reid spin it, it was because “the truth is out there. Seriously,” he tweeted on Saturday after the reports came out. He even added a spaceship emoji to show that he believes. Moreover, he said this is about “national security.” I don’t know about you, but I’m a lot more concerned about North Korea, not aliens.
Sorry, Harry, but you’re no David Duchovny, aka ‘Fox Mulder,’ on The X-Files — or any other kind of ‘fox,’ for that matter.
However, we do know that Harry Reid is one of the sneakiest weasels to ever walk the floor of the US Senate. And if you think his ‘concern’ about aliens had some cunning plan behind it, you’d be right.
It turns out that Reid’s friend Bob Bigelow, who owns an aerospace company and founded a hotel chain, is a UFO believer. In fact, he thinks extraterrestrials regularly visit Earth. Bigelow also bought Skinwalker Ranch in Utah, a place rife with UFO sightings.
Moreover, Bigelow was also a big donor to Harry Reid’s re-election campaigns, donating at least $10K between 1998 and 2008. So Harry thought he’d return the favor and voilà! — Reid used an earmark to start the UFO program.
Are you surprised? I’m not. After all, Harry Reid is the same crapweasel who lied about Mitt Romney in 2012, saying that he hadn’t paid taxes for 10 years. And he wasn’t sorry, either. “They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn’t win did he?” he said in an interview. The guy has no sense of shame, does he?
But on the other hand, maybe Harry Reid was onto something after all. Maybe it wasn’t the Russians who tried to interfere with the 2016 election. Maybe it was . . . Them. As Reid said, “the truth is out there.” Cue the X-Files theme. Fox Mulder, call your office.