“Brad and Bob and I are part of the old school method. It doesn’t matter what the legal and ethics people say, we’re going to win this motherf***er.”
— Scott Foval, national field director for Americans United For Change
The “Brad” in that quote is Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change, the secretive group that — according to James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas — is at the center of a Democrat plot to pay thugs to incite violence at Trump-Pence campaign rallies. He is ALSO the brother of NCGOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse. Foval, quoted above, is Brad Woodhouse’s employee.
Dallas and Brad are close. They’ve starred in their own reality TV show. They’ve appeared together on C-SPAN and Fox News programs. Dallas was at the center of the plot to remove duly-elected NCGOP chairman Hasan Harnett for office. One of the main allegations against Harnett was that he was a “security risk.” One has to ask — given the revelations in the O’Keefe video — if having a guy running the NCGOP, whose brother and best friend is allegedly at the center of a scheme to incite violence against Republican activists and voters, is not a more serious “security risk.”
“There’s a script. There’s a script of engagement. Sometimes the crazies bite and sometimes the crazies don’t bite. […] I mean honestly, it’s not hard to get some of these assholes to pop off […] You can manage to draw them out, and draw them to punch you.” — Foval, also from the O’Keefe video.
On camera, Foval boasts of tactics such as sending people to Trump rallies wearing “Planned Parenthood” T-shirts or carrying “Trump is a Nazi” signs. He even boasts about one event in Asheville where he used a female senior citizen to claim a Trump supporter punched her. The Trump supporter was a male senior citizen with serious vision issues. The man claimed he merely felt someone touch him on the shoulder and turned around to see who it was. He said the woman fell down to the ground on her own. Since the release of the story, the woman has admitted she was paid to start trouble and falsified her claim of assault against the Trump supporter.
In the video, Scott Foval boasts about how his organization tries to stir up fights at Trump events. He points out, on camera, about how they’re careful to try and instigate something in the line to enter the rally so as to avoid getting into the jurisdiction of The Secret Service.
Since the release of the O’Keefe video, Foval and another activist who appears on camera, Bob Creamer, have reportedly been separated from Woodhouse’s organization. But we haven’t heard ‘boo’ about Brad Woodhouse since the video release.
The allegations laid out in the O’Keefe video are serious and need to be investigated. Sounds like a clear case of campaign finance violations. Possibly some incitement to riot charges. Clearly there is the possibility of charges for filing false police reports.
I think we need to hear from Brad Woodhouse about this. And Dallas, as well. How much did Dallas know about this? All indications are that he and his brother are very close. It appears that his brother’s group paid thugs to harass and assault North Carolina Republicans, among others. And that’s a problem.