Fmr. GOP House Leader Eric Cantor Hits Party For Backing Moore: ‘Absolutely It Bothers Me’

Given the absolute craziness that occured during the interview with Roy Moore spokesperson Janet Porter minutes earlier, this segment might get lost in the shuffle. But in its own way, this conversation too is very much noteworthy. Former GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stopped by New Day Tuesday for a chat with Chris Cuomo. And Cantor — a one-time de facto cheerleader for the Republican party and a staunch conservative — was highly critical of both the GOP, and the man who is currently representing it in the Alabama Senate Race. “I think [Roy Moore] deserves to lose,” Cantor said. “I think that when people elect folks to public office they expect their leaders to live to a much higher standard and that’s what ought to be maintained.” Cantor lost his House seat in 2014 to a Tea Party-backed opponent — which, at the time, was by many as a troubling sign for moderate and even conservative Republicans. If Cantor, a reliable conservative, could lose a primary challenge to his right, which conservative is safe? The candidacy of Roy Moore is proving to be yet another litmus test for Republicans. And Cantor, with his position on Moore, is moving further away from a party that moved away from him. “Does it bother me?” Cantor said, of the party supporting Moore. “Absolutely it bothers me. I think we ought to maintain that moral standard that I believe our party is about.” Watch above, via CNN. [featured image via screengrab] —— Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter

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Fmr. GOP House Leader Eric Cantor Hits Party For Backing Moore: ‘Absolutely It Bothers Me’

Given the absolute craziness that occured during the interview with Roy Moore spokesperson Janet Porter minutes earlier, this segment might get lost in the shuffle. But in its own way, this conversation too is very much noteworthy. Former GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stopped by New Day Tuesday for a chat with Chris Cuomo. And Cantor — a one-time de facto cheerleader for the Republican party and a staunch conservative — was highly critical of both the GOP, and the man who is currently representing it in the Alabama Senate Race. “I think [Roy Moore] deserves to lose,” Cantor said. “I think that when people elect folks to public office they expect their leaders to live to a much higher standard and that’s what ought to be maintained.” Cantor lost his House seat in 2014 to a Tea Party-backed opponent — which, at the time, was Continue reading "Fmr. GOP House Leader Eric Cantor Hits Party For Backing Moore: ‘Absolutely It Bothers Me’"

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