Representative Jim Moran's office issued two statements about his son's role in a sereptitious video produced by James O'Keefe for his site Project Veritas. Patrick Moran appears to be condoning voter fraud --editor.
The Moran for Congress campaign released the following statement regarding the investigation into the O’Keefe video:
"Our campaign welcomes a thorough investigation and we will fully cooperate. The incident involving Patrick was an unfortunate situation. While clearly lacking good judgment, Patrick's unsolicited interaction with a right wing political operative seeking to trap him in a damaging conversation did not constitute an unlawful action. We are confident this unwelcome chapter in the campaign will be quickly and favorably closed."
Congressman Moran released the following statement regarding Patrick Moran and the O’Keefe video:
“I don’t condone the actions of the right wing organization in question, but I recognize that this incident is teaching Patrick a tough lesson early in life. I know that my son's intention was to deflect the line of questioning by this trained political operative bent on goading him into a specific response.
“But the fact remains that the conversation drifted into discussions that reflected a serious error in judgment that Patrick wishes he could take back.
“In life, if we learn from our mistakes, we move forward stronger, wiser, and committed to ensuring they are not repeated. I know Patrick will come out of this tough situation a better man for it.”