A few days ago James O’Keefe was arrested in Louisiana and accused of attempting to wiretap Mary Landrieu’s office. Well, as the facts are coming out, this doesn’t seem to be the case. The Washington Examiner reported today that Mr. O’Keefe did not even have wiretapping equipment in his possession.
“The government has now confirmed what has always been clear: No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu’s office. Nor did we try to cut or shut down her phone lines. Reports to this effect over the past 48 hours are inaccurate and false.
“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.”
It seems as if the government might have overreacted a bit in this case. It seems that there are charges against Mr. O’Keefe that may prove valid, but it is obvious that the media attempt to smear Mr. O’Keefe and ultimately Andrew Breitbart fell flat. I would also like to mention at this point that there were many Americans who reported not being able to contact their Senators and Representatives during the healthcare debate. I think the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts was the only way many Americans felt that they would be heard.