Project Veritas, the undercover journalists who have exposed countless hypocrites, liars, and frauds over the years, came out with a new video this week that should land like a bombshell in Tennessee. In a week where Senate candidate Phil Bredesen (D) was riding high on the endorsement of pop star Taylor Swift, his campaign will now have to scramble to explain why he lied to voters about his support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Because there for all the world to see, Project Veritas caught several of his top staffers saying that there was no way Bredesen would have actually voted to confirm Kavanaugh.
“Phil Bredesen and his campaign have been shown to lie to Tennesseans, saying one thing to persuade voters on the campaign trail but clearly planning to do something entirely different should he get into office,” said PJ founder James O’Keefe.
In the video, two of Bredesen’s campaign staffers – Maria Amalla and Will Stewart – admit to a Project Veritas activist that the Senate candidate would have had absolutely no intention of voting for Kavanaugh if he’d been in Washington.
“Like, he wouldn’t really vote yes, would he?” asked the PJ journalist on hidden camera.
“No, it’s a political move,” said Amalla. “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.”
“I was so confused because I just can’t believe he would actually vote [for Kavanaugh.],” said the journalist.
“He wouldn’t,” said Stewart. “But he’s saying he would. Which I don’t know if it makes it worse or better. No, it makes it better… “
Yeah, another politician who will say anything just to pick up a few moderate votes, that’s definitely what we need more of in Washington.
Bredesen has been doing his damnedest to paint himself as an independent-minded Democrat who will not be Chuck Schumer’s lackey when and if he gets to Capitol Hill. But his staffers told Project Veritas that the former governor will be a “good Democrat” if elected to serve in the U.S. Senate.
“Between you and me,” said Stewart, “once Phil actually gets into the Senate, he’ll be a good Democrat.”
It may take more than the endorsement of Taylor Swift to get Bredesen past this October surprise.