James O'Keefe, videographer and activist, has released an undercover video. Videos released by Project Veritas Action have uncovered admissions by progressive and Democratic Party political operatives of inciting violence and disruption at rallies for Donald Trump. In this new video, recorded by an undercover journalist working for Project Veritas Action, a top Democratic donor is seen on camera disparaging black Americans at a fundraising event for Deborah Ross, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina.
In the video, prominent donor Benjamin Barber compares black Americans who vote for Republican candidates to Nazis. “Have you heard of the Sonderkommandos? Jewish guards who helped murder Jews in the camps. So there were even Jews that were helping the Nazis murder Jews! So blacks who are helping the other side are seriously fucked in the head. They’re only helping the enemy who will destroy them. Maybe they think ‘if I help them we’ll get along okay; somehow I’ll save my race by working with the murderers,’” said Barber. According to Project Veritas Action, the video was recorded at a Ross fundraiser on the Upper West Side of New York City on September 19, 2016.
The video also features several leaders of the Church of God in Christ who expressed criticisms of the Democratic Party and its inroads in the African American community. Among those appearing are Pamela Wooden, who says "I consider it as an insult to see those accusations and to hear that type of discussion is insulting to me as an African American." Pastor William Cooper is heard to say that "the Democratic Party takes the African-American vote for granted. They don't offer us anything."
Candidate Ross is heard to say, "Republicans know African Americans are less likely to have the ID, so they won't vote." When she is asked at the fundraiser why Republicans continue to bring up the issue of voter ID, "Ross says "Republicans know that young people, that young people African-Americans and women are less likely to have the ID, so they won't vote." When she is asked by the undercover journalist whether this makes it harder for those groups to vote, she answered, "Yes, yes, yes. It's Jim Crow. Just put the road block in."
Leah Barber is then heard in the video that Republicans "don't believe in climate change, they don't believe in social justice and human rights."
Several pastors were given a chance to view the undercover footage and to offer their reactions. Bishop Patrick L. Wooden Sr. said "I think that Deborah Ross has shown her true colors. If what you just showed me is not racism and condescension,and basically calling blacks stupid and ignorant and saying that we're voting against our own self-interest if we support any Republican I am appalled, I am incensed, and Deborah Ross should be called to task."
On his eponymous website, Barber describes himself as an author and political theorist, as well as founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors.
In much the same way as the daily drops of emails revealed by the WikiLeaks hacking organization, O'Keefe's videos have pulled back the curtain to reveal the collusion between leftist field operators and the Hillary Clinton campaign.