James O’Keefe has released a statement at Big Government, explaining why he was at Mary Landrieu’s office. His explanation was that he was trying to see why Landrieu’s constituents were unable to reach her office by phone to voice their displeasure.
From Big Government:
I learned from a number of sources that many of Senator Landrieu’s constituents were having trouble getting through to her office to tell her that they didn’t want her taking millions of federal dollars in exchange for her vote on the healthcare bill. When asked about this, Senator Landrieu’s explanation was that, “Our lines have been jammed for weeks.” I decided to investigate why a representative of the people would be out of touch with her constituents for “weeks” because her phones were broken. In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working.
In essence he was checking out the phone lines and not bugging them, as was the assumed case when the story broke. Since the authorities have the tape he made, we will have to wait to see his findings.
I for one was hoping for something a little juicier. Did Landrieu shut down her phone lines rather than listen to her angry constituents? Probably, but was that story really worth the risk O’Keefe took? Methinks not.
On the bright side, O’Keefe’s arrest had the side benefit of once again exposing the media’s bias. From MSNBC to the Washington Post, many of the mainstream media rushed to paint this story in the worst possible light. To a certain degree they were successful, even I allowed myself to pick up the false claim that O’Keefe was arresting for “bugging” Landrieu’s phone system [sorry, James].
Click here to read O’Keefe’s full statement.
Via: Big Government
Via: The Jawa Report