RICHMOND, Va. (AP/The Huffington Post) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he never suggested that disaster funds for victims of Hurricane Irene should be held up by budget concerns.
The Virginia Republican told reporters after meeting constituents on Wednesday in Richmond that the House has already found sufficient savings to provide billions in dollars in disaster relief for victims of Irene, the hurricane that pummeled the East Coast this past weekend.
Cantor says it is the Democratic-led Senate that is holding up legislation that would authorize funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
He adds: “There are no strings attached. We found the money.”
Cantor forgets that we all heard what we heard on video. How strange that after he gets guff from all sides about making insensitive remarks in the event of a major US natural disaster, he finds the money? This is a fast job of back-pedaling and it is very obvious that Cantor was just trying to score some points with his conservative base.
There are some things that just aren’t subject to the ‘cut the spending’ mantra of Cantor’s tea party politics. Meanwhile, where is Katia? Hopefully Katia is blowing out to see. Many areas in the Northeast still haven’t seen the last of the ravages of Irene.
Was Cantor trying to tell us that Harry Reid made him make those stupid remarks? Yea, that’s the ticket. Harry Reid made him do it.