On Friday, AFT Michigan initiated an emergency motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against Project Veritas to halt the release of an investigative report.
This was their second failed attempt to deny First Amendment rights to the investigative journalism organization.
Randi Weingarten, President of AFT wrote about the hearing yesterday in a tweet:
You may cloak yourself in the protections of the First Amdt-but unlawful eavesdropping, recorded misrepresentations, trespassing, theft of documents & splicing and dicing of unlawfully obtained material is not what most people call the truth .https://t.co/2ROn1UynKk
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) May 7, 2018
Project Veritas founder and president James O’Keefe said, upon hearing the news:
“We are excited for this First Amendment victory –journalists everywhere should be disturbed by AFT’s flippant disregard for our law and our Constitution.
“Why exactly did Randi Weingarten and Michigan AFT work so hard, using legal threats and ad-hominem attacks, to protect a wrongdoer and silence us at the expense of parents and families who deserve to know what’s really going on in teachers union’s offices?”
Randi Weingarten put out an official statement in a press release from AFT national.
In the statement, she frivolously claims that Project Veritas obtained video “in direct violation of Michigan law,” despite the court ruling today that there is no evidence of any illegal activity.