Skip to comments.Eric Cantor: Lies and Hypocrisy on Amnesty
Posted on 05/29/2014 4:41:29 AM PDT by jimbo123
Voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District are being treated to a truly astonishing display of lies and hypocrisy by their incumbent Republican Congressman, Eric Cantor.
Cantor, Virginias 7th District Representative and the House Majority Leader, has tried to be on both sides of the amnesty for illegal aliens issue.
Earlier this year Cantor backed California Republican Congressman Jeff Denhams bill to allow illegal aliens to join the US military to gain citizenship.
Indeed, just a month ago, Cantor made a pledge to Denham to help him push the measure through, according to Rep. Buck McKeon, the powerful chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
As Breitbarts Michael Patrick Leahy noted, since the 2012 elections, Cantor has voiced support for enacting a broad immigration reform bill, and made a GOP version of the DREAM Act, which would grant amnesty to individuals brought to the country illegally as children, a top part of his making life work agenda.
But the issue, as Leahy observed, is complicated by the fact that pro-amnesty activists have decided that right now, while Cantor is facing political danger from his right, is the moment to launch a coordinated attack against him for opposing amnesty. The move has drawn suspicion from prominent writers like Mickey Kaus that the whole episode is a clever bit of political theater to give Cantor political cover just as he needs it.
And Cantor does need political cover right now because the voters in VA-7 are on to his lies and hypocrisy and speaking in the most effective way possible; at the ballot box.
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If being a GOP moderate is so good then why are they in a rush to proclaim themselves Conservative purists????
Cantor has always struck me as extremely slimy.