Asked Monday during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether he still stands by the pledge, Mr. Cantor ducked. “There’s a lot that has been said about this pledge, and I will tell you when I go to the constituents that have elected, re-elected me, it is not about that pledge. It really is about trying to solve problems,” Mr. Cantor said.
The remarks came a week after Mr. Chambliss told a Georgia television station, “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.”
“I agree entirely with Saxby Chambliss,” Mr. King said. “A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. For instance, if I were in Congress in 1941, I would have signed the — I was for the declaration of war against Japan. I’m not going to attack Japan today. The world has changed, and the economic situation is different.”
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