A top staffer at the progressive advocacy group Americans United for Change was fired from his post on Tuesday after he was caught on camera claiming the organization paid mentally ill people to instigate violence at campaign events for Donald Trump.
“Americans United for Change has always operated according to the highest ethical standards,” AUC President Brad Woodhouse said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “Scott Foval is no longer associated with Americans United for Change.”
Foval had served as AUC’s national field director and was featured in a video released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas on Monday. The 16-minute film featured undercover footage of Foval bragging about the alleged tactics AUC employed to stage disruptions at Trump rallies and cultivate a sense of “anarchy” surrounding the Republican presidential nominee and his supporters.
“What I call it is conflict engagement. Conflict engagement in the lines at Trump rallies — we’re starting anarchy here,” he said on camera, not knowing that he was being filmed.