Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick speaks May 21, 2010, at a rally at Hart Plaza to save public transportation in metro
Detroit. She’s now involved in a panel probing extraterrestrial life. / Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/MCT
WASHINGTON – Seldom seen and little heard from since losing re-election in 2010, former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick is set to reappear in the nation’s capital this month as part of a panel taking evidence of extraterrestrial life on Earth.
According to the event organizer, she and the five other former members of Congress taking part in the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure will each receive $20,000 plus expenses for listening to five days of testimony at the National Press Club.
“Evidence has been mounting for the last 65 years,” said Stephen Bassett, who is organizing the event scheduled for April 29 through May 3. “We’re going to be holding the hearing that Congress should be holding.”
A spokesman for the group said none of the former members of Congress is speaking to the press in advance of the hearing, but Bassett made it clear that when he contacted the former members, none was asked whether he or she believe in an extraterrestial presence on Earth or not.
Kilpatrick – who was one of 50 to 60 former members of Congress contacted by Bassett – is a Democrat who represented Detroit for 14 years before losing the Democratic primary in 2010 to Hansen Clarke. Her defeat was widely seen as being tied to the legal troubles encountered by her son, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Bassett has also recruited former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, and former Reps. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md; Merrill Cook, R-Utah; Darlene Hooley, D-Ore., and Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., to take part in the hearings, during which some 40 researchers and other witnesses will provide 30 hours of testimony “about the extraterrestrial issue.”
No report will be issued. Bassett said the hearings are intended to provide footage for an upcoming documentary – to be called “Truth Embargo” – and to generate interest among policy makers and the media.
Bassett said he settled on the 50 to 60 former members of Congress whom he contacted based on whether they appeared to have enough free time or jobs that would allow them to spend five days in Washington hearing the testimony.
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