Bombshell: After NORAD Interception, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio Is Demanding The Declassification Of Information Concerning The Flying Objects
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) shared on a broadcast of the Fox News “Guy Benson Show” that only 1-5% of the material in the Senate’s classified briefing on the flying objects needed to be classified.
He said, “First, let me tell you that I believe that 99% — let me be fair, let’s just be generous, 95% of what they shared with us at that briefing today may be classified, but it doesn’t need to be. There’s nothing classified about it.”
He commented on the shooting down of three unidentified objects and said, “Was it the smart thing to do? The answer is, I don’t know until we know at least some more attributes about what it was. The Chinese spy balloon, we knew what it was. We knew why it was there. And I believe that it should have been shot down before it got over Montana…these others, maybe.”
“But we fired pretty expensive missiles at a very small object and I’m curious why now…we finally start shooting at these things. Maybe it was the right thing to do, but until we know more about what they have on them, it’s hard to make that — I’m not going to second-guess the view of it.”
Justin Amash, a former Republican Congressman from Michigan complained about the overclassification of everything in D.C.
He said, “Yes, Congress and the administration can fix that [overclassification] anytime they want. They don’t want to. Don’t blame the permanent bureaucracy for that. Blame the politicians. It’s a choice they’ve made. They just want the laws to apply to others and not themselves.”
Amashalso criticized classification for being a method that empowers “the police state.”
“Politicians empower the police state with weapons like the Espionage Act, Patriot Act, FISA, and overclassification. They can’t get enough of the permanent bureaucracy as long as it’s used on YOU. But they’ll shamelessly blast the permanent bureaucracy when it’s turned on them.”
Oona Hathaway, a former special counsel at the Pentagon, in an interview with NPR, said that “There’s somewhere in the order of over 50 million documents classified every year. We don’t know the exact number because even the government can’t keep track of it all.”
NPR also records her saying that “the rate at which the government classifies documents has created a problem that ultimately makes it harder for the public to hold the government accountable.”
The modern classification system was only invented in 1951 by President Harry Truman’s executive order.
That order established the categories Top Secret, Secret, and Confidential. Before this order, the American government did not protect secrets like they do the present day.
Many Americans are concerned about the over-classification of material in the United States, especially recently. The unidentified objects, what they were, what their purpose was, and why they are here have still been unanswered.
The U.S. government is doing everything possible to hide and confuse the American people.