Conservative activist James O'Keefe, who recently plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of attempting to break into Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's Louisiana office, said that he has no regrets and would even "do it again" in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos Tuesday morning.
"I'd do it again, I might do it differently," O'Keefe said one week after being hit with fines, probation, and community service in admitting to entering federal property under false pretenses. "I don't regret what I did... Senators are corrupt, politicians are corrupt. These people have to be investigated."
According to O'Keefe, his actions were not reflective of "a left or right thing," but rather an effort geared towards "exposing corruption."
The AP reports on the backstory to O'Keefe's comments and the ramifications the activist faces for trying break-in to Landurieu's Baton Rouge office:
James O'Keefe, 25, famous for wearing a pimp costume in a video that embarrassed the community organizing group ACORN, was sentenced to three years probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine.
The FBI has said O'Keefe used his cell phone to try to capture video of two others who posed as telephone repairmen and asked to see the phones at Landrieu's office. O'Keefe has said the group was trying to investigate complaints that constituents calling Landrieu's office couldn't get through to criticize the Democrat's support of a health care reform bill.
James O'Keefe On Landrieu Office Break-In: 'I'd Do It Again'