James O'Keefe's Project Veritas Action has caught Tennessee Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen's campaign staffers admitting on tape that the supposedly moderate politician is actually pulling a political ruse over Tennessee voters by claiming to support President Trump's agenda as well as lying about his would-be vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had he been in senate.
In a roughly 10 minutes long video released on Wednesday night, undercover operatives for James O'Keefe recorded a Bredesen campaign field organizer by the name of Will Stewart calling the people of Tenessee "ignorant" and claiming his candidate only announced support for Brett Kavanaugh because it would be politically expedient.
“So he’ll lose voters if he says yes [to not confirming Kavanaugh?]" the undercover journalist asks.
“Oh, straight up, yeah," Stewart responds.
“Are the people of Tennessee that ignorant?" the PV mole asks in reply.
“Yeah," Stewart says.
Then, at one point in the video, the journalist expresses her confusion as to whether or not Bredesen would actually vote for Kavanaugh. "He wouldn’t. But he’s saying he would… Which I don’t know if it makes it worse or better," Stewart answers before finally saying that this lie actually "makes it better."
Another staffer, Maria Amalla, adds "...it’s a political move… He thinks that like we’re down like half a point right now. It’s like really close and we’re losing by a point or two. So he thinks that if like by saying this he’s appealing to more moderate republicans and he’ll get more of them to vote for us."
Amalla seems to disagree with this political choice saying, "I guess we won't know until November 6th if this was worth it."
Staffers also reveal that they feel confident Bredesen will "be a good Democrat" once he gets into office. Likewise, they add that while on the surface they cannot say they are running "against Trump," that's why many on Bredesen's campaign staff are working for the candidate.
Bredesen is running against Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn for the Senate seat. The full video can be seen here.
Editor's note: In the interest of transparency, the author of this piece has a family relative who works for James O'Keefe.