Calling Wall Street protests “growing mobs,” Eric Cantor sings “God Save the King!”

By Amy Bingham
Oct 7, 2011 10:37am
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Calls Wall St. Protests ‘Growing Mobs’

Majority Leader Eric Cantor today described the Occupy Wall Streetprotesters as “growing mobs,” in some of the sharpest criticism yet from a one of the highest-ranking Republican leaders in the House.

“I am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and other cities across our country,” the Virginia congressman said in Washington this morning.

The majority leader than chastised Democrats for supporting the protestors.“Believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans,” Cantor said. “But you sent us here to fight for you and for all Americans. You sent us here to bring about real change in Washington, real change to your federal government. And we’re committed to do that.”

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3 thoughts on “Calling Wall Street protests “growing mobs,” Eric Cantor sings “God Save the King!””

  1. There are so many things wrong with Cantor’s statements my head is going to explode. I especially like, “Believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans”. Yes, Mr Cantor, those people are known as our Republican Congress. Cantor is, without a doubt, one the top 15 or 20 of the biggest GOP villians of the past decade- the neo-cons alone take up the first ten slots, or so.

  2. Yes, Mr. Cantor, the 99% of us probably look like a mob. Perhaps you might want to consider how the mobs of Boston changed our history. We Americans are a funny lot—we’re willing to tolerate unfairness and tyranny for only so long!!!

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