James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, will be speaking at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC, according to an announcement made by CPAC founder Matt Schlapp on Monday.
The news comes just days after O’Keefe was ousted from the organization he founded in 2011.
“I’ve been talking with James, James is going to come. So a War Room exclusive, if you want to come root on not only all of us who get the sharp end of the stick and the horns from the left, but James O’Keefe is really getting it,” said Schlapp while speaking to Steve Bannon on War Room.
O’Keefe previously spoke at CPAC in 2021, where he brought forward whistleblowers who have worked inside “woke” tech companies.
His appearance this year is sure to draw a lot of attention, especially in light of recent events.
A leaked memo from 16 Project Veritas employees on February 6 outlined their concerns with O’Keefe’s leadership and alleged “cruel behavior.”
The memo stated, “James has become a power drunk tyrant and he is exactly who he pontificates on who we should be exposing.”
Following O’Keefe’s removal from the organization, Project Veritas lost over 100,000 followers on social media. However, his upcoming appearance at CPAC is sure to draw support from his base and those interested in his controversial brand of journalism.
“I think we all need to be there for James and I think everyone’s gonna want to hear what he has to say,” said Schlapp.
A group of 14 former Project Veritas whistleblowers and insiders recently released a video and a letter in support of O’Keefe.
The video features a collection of courageous Americans who have stepped out of the shadows to express their support for O’Keefe.
The former whistleblowers and insiders have also issued a statement in which they express their disappointment and shock at O’Keefe’s removal.
“As individuals who trusted Project Veritas with our stories, the removal of James O’Keefe by the Board of Directors was extremely disappointing and shocking,” the statement reads. “Without James O’Keefe, there is no Project Veritas.”