James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has released a new undercover video -- this time, appearing to show members of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's campaign discussing how to use campaign resources to aid the migrant caravan of illegal immigrants.
The video, released only a few days before the midterm elections, appears to show the Texas candidate's campaign staff using campaign resources to aid the migrant caravan with food and supplies --a move they clearly acknowledge is an illegal act, but allegedly do anyway.
According to the footage, Project Veritas caught O'Rourke staff using "pre-paid credit cards" and spending campaign money on food for the caravaners, misleading those tracking their expenditures into thinking they are spending money on food for their own campaign.
“I think we can use that with those [campaign pre-paid] cards to buy some food, all that s**t can be totally masked like, oh we just wanted a healthy breakfast!" one staffer says in the video.
Other statements from campaign staff caught on tape include:
- “I just hope nobody that’s the wrong person finds out about this.”
- “It’s f***ing happening.” O’Rourke staff say while using pre-paid cards in migrants' expenses
- “Don’t ever repeat this…” as campaign staffers explain how to hide the expenditures
- “If you get caught in some sort of violation that’s like a $50,000 fine...For me I can just ignore the rules and I’m like f**k it.”
- Transporting Aliens to “airports… bus stations,” “None of this is like sh*t there is a rulebook for”
- A staffer admitting she confirmed the decision with the campaign director
A project Veritas attorney reviewed the footage, and summarized the illegal nature of the actions being discussed:
The material Project Veritas Action Fund captured shows campaign workers covering up the true nature of spending of campaign funds and intentionally misreporting them. This violates the FEC’s rules against personal use and misreporting. It also violates Section 1001, making a false statement to the federal government. The FEC violations impose civil penalties, including fines of up to $10,000 or 200 percent of the funds involved. Violations of Section 1001 are criminal and include imprisonment of up to five years.”