Eric Cantor has already called on Anthony Weiner to resign amid the photo scandal, but now he is calling on Nancy Pelosi to strip Anthony Weiner of his committee assignments:
Majority Leader Eric Cantor escalated the GOP’s war of words over Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) online indiscretions on Monday, calling on Democrats to remove him of his committee assignments if they can’t push him out of office.
“I called on him to resign early, because I think that this kind of behavior is unacceptable, the way that his leaders now have called on him to resign.” Cantor said at a pen and pad briefing. “I’m hoping that they will begin to move, if he does not resign, toward perhaps stripping him of his committees.”
Cantor was among the first Republicans to wade into the Weiner scandal, which other members of his party largely avoided until after the New York Democrat confessed to lying about a lewd photo he sent to a Seattle college student.
Of course Cantor, while serving as Majority Whip, was part of the GOP leadership during the Mark Foley scandal. What was his comment on Foley? Mum!. And even though there is no proof that Cantor knew of Foley’s activities, it can be safely assumed that he did. It was one of the worst kept secrets in Washington, including articles published in 2000 and 2001 about Foley’s follies.
I don’t care if you are Republican or Democrat; this gross exhibit of hypocrisy must make your stomach turn. We had a sitting U.S. Congressman playing predator on children under the care of the U.S. Congress and the Republican leadership tried to cover it up. They didn’t give a damn about the safety of the children in their charge – only the bad politics of one of their members praying on them. Still, we have Anthony Weiner, who has done nothing illegal to our knowledge, and two-faced assholes like Eric Cantor think they even have a say in the matter? No sir – not after your party ignored Mark Foley for so long.