In an undercover video, campaign staffers working for Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen said he would have voted against Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court if he were elected to the U.S. Senate.
The video, released by Project Veritas on Thursday, shows several of Bredesen’s campaign staffers saying that the Democrat would have opposed Kavanaugh, even though he has publicly stated otherwise.
Bredesen is trailing behind his Republican opponent Rep. Marsha Blackburn. A recent CBS News/YouGov poll shows Blackburn is up by eight points. The poll was conducted before Taylor Swift posted her opposition to Blackburn on Instagram.
“He wouldn’t, but he said he would,” said Will Stewart, who is identified as a field organizer for Bredesen’s campaign. “It’s all politics.”
“We don’t say that out of these walls,” Stewart said. “But here, of course, we talk about that. ‘Cause it’s so funny.”
When asked by the person filming the undercover footage if Bredesen would really vote for Kavanaugh, another individual assisting the Democrat’s campaign agreed that it was just a political move.
“Isn’t that gross?” said a man identified in the video as James Miller, who is identified in the video as doing voter protection for Bredesen’s campaign.