- 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.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide