Only two years ago, Eric Cantor wanted to talk about the direction of our country and JOBS. The important things! What he didn’t want to talk about were John Ensign’s and Mark Sanford’s affairs.
Today Cantor wants Anthony Weiner to resign over online chats and photos. If a Republican’s involved in a scandal — clearly it’s between them and their families and the people of their state. But if it’s a Democrat? Different rules! Annihilate!
Today, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is calling on Anthony Weiner to resign.
But as always with Republicans, it’s instructive to take a look at what they said when their people were in the spotlight. In the cases of Mark Sanford and John Ensign, both of whom had real affairs in the real world involving real sex, and then lied about it and covered it up (not for a few days but for months or years), Eric Cantor sang a very different tune.
CANTOR: Well, listen. I mean, again, I say in the instance of the people in South Carolina and Nevada, it is up to them, and those are the elected individuals by those states.
And again, it’s not about, necessarily, these personalities. The direction of this country — and the challenges that we face are enormous. And we ought to be talking about how to go about creating jobs again. We ought to be talking about the things that matter most to people in this country.