Skip to comments.Tea Party Opponent: Cantor Saying He Opposes Amnesty Is Like Obama Saying He Opposes Obamacare
Posted on 05/29/2014 5:50:55 AM PDT by jimbo123
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faced criticism over immigration from right and left Wednesday, laying bare the rough politics of the issue even as President Barack Obama sought to increase pressure on House Republicans to act.
Cantors Tea Party opponent in Virginias June 10 GOP primary, Dave Brat, convened a news conference on the steps of the Virginia Capitol to label Cantor a top cheerleader for amnesty in the House, citing Cantors support for action on certain immigration measures.
A short time later, in a conference room inside the state Capitol, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a leading proponent of overhauling immigration laws, held his own news conference to accuse Cantor of standing in the way of action 11 months after the Senate passed a bipartisan bill with billions of dollars for border security and a path to citizenship for the 11.5 million immigrants living in the country illegally.
Allow America to have a vote, Gutierrez implored. Several immigrants who are facing deportation orders joined him.
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Dave Brat’s full statement on Cantor’s Amnesty hypocrisy here:
Brat is going to be a great Congressman.
Cantor and Gutierrez are trying out a rope-a-dope strategy on the amnesty issue. I suppose Lindsay Graham will have John McCain come to South Carolina and trash him for opposing amnesty.
Cantor wanted to be a used car sale man but was rejected as being untrustworthy.
“Cantors Tea Party opponent in Virginias June 10 GOP primary, Dave Brat, convened a news conference on the steps of the Virginia Capitol to label Cantor a top cheerleader for amnesty in the House”
—an “inconvenient truth”