Republican Congressman Tim Burchett from Tennessee has claimed that the US government is withholding evidence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) that defy our current understanding of physics. Burchett believes that numerous credible witnesses, including pilots and astronauts, have come forward with information about UFO sightings, suggesting that the government is covering up the truth. The congressman argues that much of the information is compartmentalized, making it difficult to connect the dots and reveal the full extent of the government’s knowledge on the subject. When asked why the government might be hiding this evidence, Burchett replied, “Greed and power.”
In June, Burchett filed an amendment requiring the Department of Defense to declassify documents and records related to publicly known sightings of UFOs. This move comes amid growing interest in UFOs and unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), as well as recent disclosures by the Department of Defense, which released three unclassified Navy videos showing encounters between US Navy pilots and UAPs.
Tim Burchett, born on August 25, 1964, in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a lifelong East Tennessee conservative, a husband, a dad, and the Republican Congressman for Tennessee’s 2nd Congressional District since 2019. Burchett attended Bearden High School before earning his Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.Burchett has dedicated much of his adult life to serving the people of East Tennessee.
He began his political career in the Tennessee General Assembly, first in the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 18th district, and later in the Tennessee State Senate, representing the 7th district, part of Knox County. Burchett then served as the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, from 2010 to 2018.In Congress, Burchett serves on the House Committees on Oversight and Accountability, Foreign Affairs, and Transportation and Infrastructure. Throughout his political career, Burchett has sponsored and supported numerous bills aimed at cutting taxes, protecting American jobs, and defending the liberties of Tennesseans.Burchett is known for his unfiltered and approachable demeanor, which has attracted friends on both sides of the aisle despite his conservative voting record.
His commitment to working hard and determination to do the right thing came from his parents, Charlie and Joyce Burchett, who both grew up during the Depression, served their country, and were career educators.Burchett currently lives in the Gibbs Community of Knox County with his wife, Kelly, and their daughter, Isabel.