Scott Prouty, a bartender who was working Mitt Romney’s private meeting with major contributors at a Boca Raton, Florida fundraiser, told Ed Schultz on MSNBC tonight that he secretly filmed then-presidential candidate Romney saying that “47 percent” of voters would vote for President Obama “no matter what” (video beow).
“I was behind this whole thing. I didn’t go there with a grudge against Romney,” said Prouty on The Ed Show. “… I really had no idea he would say what he said."
The “47 percent” remark is considered to have been a major blow to the Romney campaign. Prouty said he remained anonymous because he didn’t want to distract from the video itself.
“I wanted Mitt Romney’s words, and Mitt Romney’s words only to be the news story," said Prouty.
According to the Washington Post, Prouty said he expects “to be torn apart by the right-wing media,” now that he’s come forward.