This May 21, 2010 photo taken in Detroit shows Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant. Kilpatrick has humbled most challengers daring to oust the congresswoman from Michigan's 13th District seat. There is one name that may prove too tough to overcome: Kwame Malik Kilpatrick, her son and former Detroit mayor. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick barely survived her polarizing son's embarrassing marital indiscretions and criminal charges while seeking re-election two years ago. His continued legal troubles that now include a state prison stay and federal fraud and tax charges could prove too much with just over a month before the Democratic Congressional primary. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
The Citizen Hearing Committee will be Senator Mike Gravel (Dem/Lib, AK), Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey (Dem, CA), Carolyn Kilpatrick, (Dem, MI), Darlene Hooley (Dem, OR); and Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett (Rep, MD) and Merrill Cook (Rep, UT),
DETROIT (AP) -- Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Detroit and a handful of other former members of Congress have agreed to preside over a hearing later this month on the existence of extraterrestrials.
Called the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, the 30 hours of congressional-style hearings will run April 29 to May 3 in Washington. A spokeswoman for the event said Thursday that Kilpatrick was not available for comment.
The Detroit News reports Kilpatrick and the other five former members of Congress each will be paid about $20,000 and have their expenses covered.
The News says the panel members weren't required to believe in aliens or a government cover-up, but pledged to keep an open mind. Kilpatrick is a Democrat who served in Congress from 1997-2011. She's the mother of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.