Eric Cantor Says He Didn’t Vote For The Sequester He Voted For
Debating his Democratic challenger Wayne Powell Monday night, Eric Cantor claimed he didn’t support the sequester he voted for.
As Cantor spoke of the need to cut spending, Powell threw in his face that he voted for the sequester, which includes major cuts to defense spending — an issue that resonates in the military-heavy state of Virginia. Cantor disagreed.
“Mr. Powell keeps saying that I supported the sequester. As he knows good and well, that’s not true,” Cantor said. “The president insisted on its insertion into the debt ceiling deal. … We were put in a position where there was no other choice because the president didn’t want to go along with actually beginning to address the real deficit issue, which are health care entitlements.”