Provocateur James O'Keefe Has More Ambush Videos On Key Senate Races, He Tells Secretive GOP Donor Confab - 2018-10-18
The notorious conservative activist James O'Keefe is at it again. This week, O'Keefe — known for undercover videos aimed at embarrassing liberals and Democrats — went after Sen. Claire McCaskill, a centrist Democrat running for re-election in Missouri. Through his nonprofit Project Veritas Action, O'Keefe released a video showing McCaskill campaign staffers making comments about their belief that she could be more liberal than some might imagine.
Observers noted after the release that the most purportedly salacious aspect of the film — a suggestion that McCaskill carefully conceals her support for gun control — is hardly true: McCaskill's support for various gun control policy is no secret. She voted for the last major gun control legislation in the Senate in 2013 and has openly campaigned for what she calls "common-sense gun safety" measures that include expanded background checks for those seeking to purchase firearms.
The attack on McCaskill, however, was only the latest in O'Keefe's signature style — often selectively edited undercover videos featuring contrived and less-than-truthful attacks against liberals and Democrats — and it's not going to be his last foray into the 2018 midterm elections.