Patrick Moran, son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), resigned from his father’s campaign on Wednesday after conservative activist James O’Keefe released a video that shows him offering advice to an undercover videographer who claimed to want to commit voter fraud.
“Effective immediately, I have resigned from the Moran for Congress campaign,” Patrick Moran said in a statement to TPM sent from his campaign email address.
“Patrick is well liked and was a well-respected member of the campaign team,” the Moran campaign said in an unsigned statement. “This incident, however, was clearly an error in judgment. The campaign has accepted Patrick’s resignation, effective immediately.”
Update: Patrick Moran told Politico in an email Wednesday evening that he thought the undercover operative was joking “and only for that reason did I humor him.” Moran said he regretted the decision to go along with it. The DNC fired an employee featured in a separate video from O’Keefe’s Project Veritas earlier this month.