Two Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will appear alongside two filmmakers who secretly shot footage of ACORN workers, sparking Congress to strip the group's federal funding.
Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Thad McCotter (R-Mich.) are scheduled offer brief remarks at a Washington, D.C. press conference featuring James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles -- two conservative activists who posed as a pimp and prostitute -- to whom ACORN officials offered financial advice.
McCotter and King have both been outspoken opponents of the organization. The couple's video became public last month.
ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) brought a lawsuit against O'Keefe, Giles, and conservative journalist Andrew Breitbart for unlawful surveillance for filming then publishing footage of inside the community group's Baltimore office.
The group also issued a statement denying any wrongdoing during the couple's visit to its Philadelphia office, saying ACORN workers declined to help O'Keefe and Giles after which they became belligerent.
"James and Hannah will be joining me to set the record
straight," said Breitbart -- who is hosting the conference -- in a release. "After Wednesday, everyone will know what really happened in
Last month, Congress overwhelmingly voted to strip funding from the group in the wake of the video footage. Several government agencies also cut ties with the organization.