Skip to comments.Cantor Primary Challenger David Brat: Anti-Amnesty Mailer 'Act Of A Desperate Campaign'
Posted on 05/28/2014 2:09:00 PM PDT by cotton1706
Eric Cantor's primary challenger David Brat ripped the Majority Leader as the number one Republican supporter of amnesty in a dramatic press conference steps away from a rival event by a liberal Democrat intended to paint Cantor as the face of GOP intransigence on immigration.
The day after Cantor portrayed himself as an anti-amnesty warrior in campaign literature, Brat accused Cantor of coordinating with Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), the Democrat holding the rival press conference, to provide him political cover in his moment of greatest need.
Cantor, Brat noted, had previously visited sites with Gutierrez in a pro-immigration reform tour. "You would have to be pretty gullible not to see a link there," Brat said.
The long-shot challenge from Brat has improbably gained national attention after Cantor was booed and heckled by a crowd of Tea Party activists at a recent Republican party event. Cantor has had to go on air with attack ads fact-checkers have criticized as misleading and adopt the language of anti-amnesty hawks in his mailers, clashing with his making life work rebranding effort.
Typically, party leaders are able to win reelection easily, especially in primaries, so the concerted efforts by Cantor are seen as deeply embarrassing for the Virginia Republican considered Speaker John Boehner's heir apparent.
"This is the act of a desperate campaign," Brat said about the mailer.
In attacking Cantor for his support of amnesty, Brat noted that Cantor has supported legislation to grant amnesty to illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as children, a class of individuals colloquially called DREAMers in reference to the DREAM Act, which would grant them amnesty.
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Agreed. Cantor must go.
one more scum for the pit
Cantor = amnesty.
He has got to go!
Support Dave Brat, folks:
Any polling data available on this race?
Brat could win. The voters are so disgusted with Cantor. This would be an ultimate victory, making up for our loss to McConnell
I guess a bunch of Tea Party liberals ousted Cantor’s buddy Cobb.
I haven’t seen any.
There are Democrats who may cross over to keep RINO Cantor or vote against disrespectful Cantor. Some of them think Cantor hasn’t been a big enough RINO in dealing with Obama.
“Any polling data available on this race?”
“I havent seen any.”
GOT SOME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!