Kwame Kilpatrick's mom has a spacey new role in Washington, as Marisa Schuiltz reports from The Detroit News' capital bureau.
A group hoping to prove alien contact with Earth has tapped former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to help convince the federal government to acknowledge the existence of extraterrestrials.
The Detroit Democrat . . . will help preside over 30 hours of congressional-style hearings April 29 to May 3 at Washington's National Press Club. . . .
Dubbed the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, the public panel pledges to expose evidence of "extraterrestrial vehicles" and a government effort to deny sightings of such craft commonly called UFOs. . . .
Kilpatrick will be joined by five other former members of Congress for the hearings. Each will be paid about $20,000 and their expenses will be covered.
Schultz quotes an event organizer as saying "Congresswoman Kilpatrick was the first one to respond" to an invitation sent to more than four dozen former Congress members. She didn't answer the reporter's request for a comment.