- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, said Sunday that Democrats in Washington still “don’t get” the depth of voter dissatisfaction with them, despite Tuesday’s election, in which Republican candidates won overwhelmingly across the country.

Democrats “are saying, ‘We’re [still] not listening to you,’” Mr. Cantor, the likely new House majority leader, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “‘We think we’re right. We’re going to follow the same course.’”

Mr. Cantor said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, who said Friday she will continue to try to lead her party despite its losing the majority and her losing her position, is a “woman who puts ideology first.”

Mr. Cantor also said Republicans, who will control the House in January, will focus on cutting government spending and creating jobs. However, he would not promise, when pressed by host Chris Wallace, that Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, or any other “tea party”-backed House member would get a high-ranking position in the chamber, though the agenda of fiscal responsibility helped the Republicans do well in last week’s election.

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