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Bredesen Staff Thinks Tennessee Voters Are “Ignorant”
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(Tennessee) Project Veritas Action Fund has released a second undercover video from campaigns during this 2018 election season. This report exposes Tennessee staffers from Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate campaign revealing his willingness to court moderate voters through deceit. This was especially evidenced by Bredesen’s recent statement suggesting he would, if he was already in the Senate, vote to confirm now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
James O’Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas Action, said this report should represent a red flag for all Tennessee voters:
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.
Lying to Persuade Moderate Voters
Maria Amalla and Will Stewart, staffers in Bredesen’s campaign, both say on hidden camera that if he were in the Senate, Bredesen would not actually have voted to confirm then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh. They explained that the statement Bredesen issued in support of Kavanaugh was a political ploy to gain the support of moderate voters in Tennessee.
JOURNALIST: “Like he wouldn’t really vote yes [for Kavanaugh,] would he?
AMALLA: “No, 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.”
JOURNALIST: “I was so confused because I just can’t believe he would actually vote [for Kavanaugh.]
STEWART: “He wouldn’t. But he’s saying he would… Which I don’t know if it makes it worse or better. No, it makes it better… “
When asked to clarify that Bredesen is only saying he’d vote for Kavanaugh to “get the Republican vote,” Amalla, a field organizer for Bredesen’s campaign, affirmed, “Yes.” Amalla reiterated, “[Bredesen] thought that like by coming out in support [of Justice Kavanaugh] that it would get more republicans on his side. He wasn’t doing as well in the rural parts.”
Bredesen Hides his Direct Affiliation with the National Democratic Party
In multiple conversations, Bredesen staffers admitted that Bredesen does not want to fully communicate his connection to the national leadership of the Democratic party. Stewart and a colleague on the Bredesen campaign, Drew Marshall say:
MARSHALL: “We would scare all the people who would vote for Phil Bredesen, but not [Senate Democratic Leader] Chuck Schumer.”
STEWART: “Yeah, exactly, because there’s a lot of republicans who are going to vote for [Bredesen…]”
STEWART: “Yeah. And that’s how they’re messaging against us… that he’s gonna be a ‘toe the line’ democrat voter… Because there are people who loved him as Governor but won’t vote for a democrat for national office.”
Stewart reiterated the Bredesen Campaign’s commitment to appearing moderate for the election, “we’re trying to make it so it’s not about democrats.” Stewart makes clear Bredesen’s messaging is purely for political optics, saying:
STEWART: “Between you and me once Phil actually gets into the Senate, he’ll be a good Democrat.”
Bredesen Staff Thinks Very Little of Tennessee Voters
Also in the report are comments made by Stewart agreeing that Tennessee voters are “ignorant” for supporting the confirmation of now Justice Brett Kavanaugh:
JOURNALIST: “So he’ll lose voters if he says yes [to not confirming Kavanaugh?]”
STEWART: “Oh, straight up, yeah.”
JOURNALIST: “Are the people of Tennessee that ignorant?”
This is the second release in a series Project Veritas Action Fund began publishing in October 2018 exposing dishonesty and unethical conduct in elections across the country. Project Veritas Action Fund will continue to publish undercover reports in this series.