Huge Pushback as Project Veritas Tries To Cancel James O’Keefe

Huge Pushback as Project Veritas Tries To Cancel James O'Keefe

( – Since James O’Keefe founded Project Veritas in 2010, the citizen journalist group has worked hard to keep the mainstream media honest. However, now O’Keefe has been suspended by his own organization while it investigates allegations against him. The Project Veritas board could have a fight on its hands, though — other Conservatives are rallying around him.

On February 9, the media reported that Project Veritas has put O’Keefe on paid leave while the board investigates various allegations about his behavior as the group’s chairman. The allegations are vague, but reportedly include him being a demanding boss who expects perfection from his staff, that he shouted at staff in public, and that he allegedly once stole a staffer’s sandwich. Reacting to the reports, Project Veritas released a statement claiming they were carrying out an “internal evaluation to assure our long term success” — but the main plan was a February 10 meeting to decide O’Keefe’s future.

Not everyone is convinced that the apparently trivial allegations against O’Keefe are the real reason for his predicament. Conservative commentator Jack Posobiec pointed out that O’Keefe was suspended “right after he took down Pfizer,” referring to a January 25 Project Veritas article revealing the drug company is planning to deliberately create mutations so it can develop new vaccines.

Posobiec is solidly on O’Keefe’s side; in another tweet he said “They are not taking [James O’Keefe] from us.” Daily Wire host Candace Owens is also backing him, saying “There is no Project Veritas without James O’Keefe” and warning that if he’s forced out, “The money and supporters will follow.” Darren Beattie from Revolver News said that without him, the organization “would be worse than … Van Halen without David Lee Roth.” Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, Rebel News journalist Ian Miles Cheong, and filmmaker Robby Starbuck have also rallied around O’Keefe.

The worst news for the board is that Owens is very likely right; if O’Keefe goes, the group’s loyal supporters — who do a lot of the hard work of getting its message out and keeping it funded — will probably desert it too. Dethroning him could spell the end of the project he created.

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