U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, met the anti-abortion activist who Planned Parenthood is suing over a series of covert videoshe released last year.
Scalise, a Republican from Jefferson, represents Louisiana’s 1st Congressional district.
A photo of him, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins and anti-abortion activist David Daleiden was posted to Scalise’s official Instagram account and Facebook page Friday with the caption: “It was great to meet David Daleiden at ProLifeCon, the man who spent years working undercover to expose Planned Parenthood.”
Daleiden’s videos, which included senior-level Planned Parenthood officials who were filmed without their knowledge, alleged that the organization was illegally selling fetal tissue from abortions to researchers for profit.
Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing and claims that the videos were heavily edited. Last week, the abortion provider filed a lawsuit against Daleiden alleging criminal misconduct, including trespassing and fraud.
Daleiden is in Washington, D.C., this week for the national March for Life. Scalise’s social media accounts have featured several anti-abortion messages over the past two days.
On Thursday, Scalise and other members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation met with the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards, a Democrat. Scalise hasn’t mentioned that meeting on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.