On Monday, James O’Keefe gave a moving speech to staff at Project Veritas after confirming that the board of the company he founded and built had fired him. But according to The Gateway Pundit, a turn of events appears to be taking place as the reporters who worked with and are loyal to O’Keefe are now demanding the board resign following O’keefe’s speech Monday.
In the speech, he said, “over the last few weeks, I have felt a lot of despair and seen a lot of evil. And felt overcome with various emotions. You could say I have seen glimpses of heaven and hell, of darkness and light. What I take away is the gratitude I have for many of you.” He went on to say that the common bond at PV is their commitment to the truth, “we don’t sell out, at least most of us.” He then went on to say that his employees have shared their despair over the board takeover at Project Veritas, noting that one employee said he would go work at Walmart during the day in order to continue reporting without having to sell out.
One insider at Project Veritas said the reporters who are devoted to O’Keefe and his mission would leave as one unit unless the entire board resigns. The insider talked about board member Matt Tyrmand saying: “Tyrmand is in full panic mode. We’re all about to walk out after an emergency board meeting tomorrow unless they all resign. All the real journalists here are out, and they won’t have anyone left to do the real work that made this place great.”
In addition, Twitter and Project Veritas’ other social media platforms have lost followers in record numbers following the news of O’keefe’s termination. O’Keefe’s numbers have grown.
Yesterday: Project Veritas = 1.4 M
James O’Keefe = 1.1 M
Project Veritas = 1.2 M
James O’Keefe = 1.3M
200,000+ have spoken. We stand with @James O’Keefe.
Project Veritas = 1.4M
James O’Keefe = 1.1M
Project Veritas = 1.2M
James O’Keefe = 1.3M
— TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) February 21, 2023
O’keefe’s full speech can be listened to below.
James O' Keefe full speech. https://t.co/ZH2ra40LFm
— Krista (@Krista_Krohn) February 20, 2023
O’Keefe founded Project Veritas 13 years ago in 2010 and recently recounted an incident he believes led to his employment termination at PV. He shared that he had argued with an executive during a meeting and that the disagreement resulted in O’Keefe firing the executive. Later that day, the Project Veritas board held a meeting with the agenda to hold an emergency vote to restructure the company. According to O’Keefe, this meeting was intentionally scheduled, so he would not be able to attend as he was boarding a plane at the time. “It became clear to me in that moment I would be removed from my position at Project Veritas by the time I landed at my destination,” said O’Keefe.