‘They’re giving us the runaround’: Anna Paulina Luna floats defunding Pentagon positions if UFO information isn’t released

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'If we continue to see this wall of silence ... we reserve the right to actually defund positions.'

If America’s top defense officials aren’t more forthcoming about extraterrestrial activity on Earth, they may see their paychecks shrink or their jobs disappear altogether, U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna says.

The freshman Republican lawmaker from St. Petersburg has vowed to get to the bottom of recent, credible claims that the U.S. government has secretly run a covert recovery-and-research program on alien technology and biological remains.

Any government official still standing in the way of that goal, she said, would risk a sizable financial hit — or be out of a job altogether.

“We pay these people’s salaries. We’re paying into these programs billions of dollars, and yet they don’t want to share this information. I just disagree with that,” Luna, an Air Force veteran, told the Daily Mail Tuesday.

“If we continue to see this wall of silence, where they’re giving us the runaround, we reserve the right to actually defund positions.”

Luna’s comments drew criticism from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which argued this isn’t the first time she’s used defunding government offices as a “political cudgel.” In June, she floated eliminating FBI Director Christopher Wray’s position after he temporarily withheld a document alleging President Joe Biden engaged in bribery while serving as Vice President.

Instead of focusing on flying saucers and political grudges, DCCC spokesperson Justin Chermol said, Luna should prioritize more tellurian matters like addressing nation-high inflation in her district.

“Anna Paulina Luna cares more about aliens from outer space than Floridians,” he said in a statement. “Rather than protect our national security, defend law enforcement, and lower costs, Luna has resorted to chaos, conspiracy theories, and confusion.”

But Luna his hardly alone in demanding that the Pentagon open its books on ETs to Capitol Hill following a congressional hearing last week that probed into the potential sightings, interactions and recovery of alien aircraft colloquially known as unidentified flying objects (UFOs), but officially called unexplained aerial phenomena (UAPs).

During the July 26 hearing, three military veterans testified before Congress about their knowledge of alien vessels, machinery and the government’s alleged retrieval of non-human biological matter from crash sites.

Retired Major David Grusch is a former Air Force intelligence officer who has filed multiple whistleblower complaints related to his four years as a member of the Department of Defense’s UAP Task Force. He told the House Oversight Committee’s national security subcommittee last week that while he had not seen any alien vehicles or bodies himself and was denied access to related programs, he knew the “exact locations” where the government was hiding recovered UAPs and technology through interviews he’d conducted with more than 40 witnesses.

Subcommittee members also heard from retired Navy Commander David Fravor and former pilot Ryan Graves, both of whom shared stories of their uncanny encounters with UAPs. The Pentagon released a video to the public of Fravor’s run-in with the strange vessel in April 2020. It’s since been viewed online by millions.

Those jaw-dropping accounts prompted Luna and fellow Florida lawmakers Matt Gaetz and Jared Moskowitz, a Republican and Democrat, respectively, to co-author a letter with Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett one day later requesting that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy establish a Select Committee to collect further UAP information.

“This issue is much bigger than the news cycle: it represents a confluence of concerning governmental actions that indicates a lack of forthrightness on the part of the Pentagon and intelligence community,” the letter said.

“No governmental program, no matter how sensitive, can be outside the view of Congress. And yet, the Executive Branch routinely redacts and entirely withholds information in other domains that we are entitled to, and is doing so here.”

In addition to seeking previously undisclosed information about otherworldly beings and the ships that brought them here, Luna said she wants to dig into Grusch’s claims he’d been threatened for speaking out and that others may have been killed in an effort to conceal the truth.

“To me, that is extremely scary,” she said. “That’s not how a republic runs itself. That’s how a mob runs itself.”

Jesse Scheckner

Jesse Scheckner has covered South Florida with a focus on Miami-Dade County since 2012. His work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, Florida MMA Awards and Miami New Times. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JesseScheckner.


  • My Take

    August 2, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Really no crazier than the purely political ravings of other GOPer pols nowadays.

    • My Take

      August 7, 2023 at 1:36 am

      This is going to be a big story.
      Either a monumèntal coverup of stunniñg facts. Doesn’t seem likely.
      Or a màjor “big bang” hyperinflation of existing modern myths. How? Why?

  • ScienceBLVR

    August 2, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Talk about finding an issue to deflect and distract us…just so we don’t notice Luna and her close encounters of the third kind nuts are doing nothing for us in Florida! I live in her county, and would sure like to know what she is doing to help us with insurance costs, inflation, the effects of climate change, etc. Who cares about the aliens anyway? This is just such a waste of time.

    • Tropical

      August 2, 2023 at 10:50 pm

      I agree!
      Over here, I’m stuck with smarmy gaetz.
      Why do these goobers keep electing these worthless ‘representatives’ that do absolutely nothing to earn their $174,000+?

  • My Take

    August 2, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    Lunatic has the right name.

  • PeterH

    August 2, 2023 at 11:16 pm

    Earth to Luna! Earth to Luna!

    We have problems right here on planet earth!
    1. It’s winter in South America and temperatures today were over 100 degrees!
    2. Closer to home Florida ocean temperatures are 95 —101 degrees!
    3. Millions of dollars have been spent trying to establish heat resistant coral in the Florida Keys …… the coral is failing and impacting coral’s symbiotic relationship with fish.
    4. Cultural wars in Florida are pitting one neighbor against another!
    5. Florida homeowner insurance cost are impacting Florida senior citizens.
    6. There is an immigration crisis on our southern border THAT ONLY CONGRESS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SOLVING.
    7. United States credit rating has been downgraded and the reason cited is Trump’s January 6th attempted coup and Congress’s inability to govern!
    8. Why is Florida’s inflation higher than any other State in the USA.


  • JB

    August 3, 2023 at 12:12 am

    Good for her! It’s great to finally see some Congresspeople go after the Pentagon’s money. Think of what all she could do in her state with just a small piece of the money they hold back from the Pentagon.

    Whether any of you want to believe it yet or not, this topic is very real and highly illegal. Congress is supposed to have oversight and right now, they don’t. That’s a huge problem. If you can’t see that, I really don’t know what to tell you.

  • My Take

    August 3, 2023 at 1:26 am

    UFOs are one of those subjects where rational discussion is very difficult. The fringes are too heavily populated. Negative kurtosis.

    • Dont Say FLA

      August 3, 2023 at 8:42 am

      Skills acquired by humans during their abduction by space aliens was later parlayed by some abductees into successful careers doing @n@1 p0rm flicks on the interw3bs.

  • My Take

    August 3, 2023 at 4:29 am

    But in any case, which is the bigger danger to America, and thus the world?
    Malignant malevolent MAGA and its clear threat of Trumpublican fascism?
    Or pesky UFOs?

  • Dont Say FLA

    August 3, 2023 at 7:25 am

    The outfit pictured with this story qualifies for a fashion magazine cover, imo. Mrs Rhonda could take lessons in both wardrobe, sanity and (relative) (to other GOPs) competence from this freshman GOP rep.

    • My Take

      August 3, 2023 at 7:48 am

      I wonder what she did in the Air Force?
      I know a pretty lady who was a fighter jet engine mechanic!

      • Dont Say FLA

        August 3, 2023 at 8:09 am

        Bio says she was an “airfield operations manager.” She must have managed the airfield where the space alien spacecraft land. I wonder if that’s an easier job or a harder job than landing where human manufactured aircraft land? I bet it’s a lot easier. The space alien aircraft certainly just land themselves on autopilot.

    • My Take

      August 3, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      She better watch out in that man’s tie.
      She’s far from butch, but you know crazy drag-obsessed DeSSantìs, Crossdressing!!

  • Florida Man

    August 3, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Luna is actually on the right patch even elon musks seems to avoid it @ xcorp.com

  • My Take

    August 4, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    I am willing–purely for the sake of argument–to tentatively accept the possibility that moRon and his familiar, Crazy, are poorly disguised malevolent alien space monsters.
    Lets see some photomicrographs of tissue samples, of protoplasm with cells, with nuclii, with DNA.

  • My Take

    August 5, 2023 at 1:00 am

    It sure is NOT calming down nationally.
    The pot (cauldron?) Is being actively stirred by some in congress and involved or interested parties outside.
    Much is ÑOT on the UFOs themserves but on the government’s handling of information.
    It is certainly interesting to watch from afar–the serious and the loons.

    Seriouds stories in serious publications.

  • Tom Allen

    August 5, 2023 at 1:22 am

    Anna Paulins Luna is really hot. That’s the only reason why I’m here.

    • My Take

      August 5, 2023 at 2:06 am

      Very pretty.
      Definitely not a space monster.

  • My Take

    August 5, 2023 at 4:47 am

    When your story involves flying saucers, space monsters, decades of concealment, Mussolini, and the pope, ýou will have interest from fringe to fringe!

  • My Take

    August 6, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    What with all the UFO commotion in Congress, have Trump and DeSSantis been questioned on their positions on flying saucers and space monsters?

  • Joe

    August 8, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Luna is very possibly the stupidest and most-partisan member of the US House. And her grandfather was a literal Nazi soldier. Stop giving her press, and she’ll be voted out next year.

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