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‘I Can’t Help You’: Eric Cantor Blows Off 9 Year Old Girl (Video)

by David Badash on December 4, 2013

in Immigration,News,Politics

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Why does the GOP hate children?

It’s not just that Republicans shut down the government, which made many families on government assistance programs nervous they wouldn’t have food to eat, or that Republicans slashed $40 billion from their food stamps bill, or that they voted 46 times to repeal Obamacare, which, if successful, would allow insurance companies to kick children off their parents’ health care programs.

It’s not just that Speaker of the House John Boehner blew off two young DREAMers a few weeks ago, who approached him and invited him to sit down and have breakfast with them.

Now, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor was caught pulling a John Boehner.

UPDATE: Eric Cantor Refuses To Meet With Immigrant Kids, Office Has Cops Threaten To Arrest Them

Today, nine-year old Liz Maquez, a U.S. citizen whose father is in danger of being deported, approached Cantor in the halls of Congress. Maquez tried to talk to Cantor about her dad and immigration reform, but the Virginia Congressman couldn’t give her the time of day.

In a video released by FIRM, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, it took Cantor less than five seconds to blow off the nine-year old girl.

“Please” was all she got to ask.

“I can’t help you. Good to see you,” was Rep. Cantor’s response.

And perhaps he was actually, in a rare moment, being truthful.

John Boehner, despite news of having hired an immigration reform expert today, has made it clear he has no intention of bringing immigration reform to the House floor.

Watch:

 

UPDATE: Thanks to Daily Kos for quoting us — apparently we’ve now coined the phrase, “”pulling a John Boehner,” to mean, blowing off and ignoring kids who need your help.

Hat tip: Think Progress

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{ 4 comments }

rainey13 December 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

No, if Cantor had said "I WON'T help you," that would have been honest. "Can't" help is pure BS from an elected official at his level.

StanJames December 5, 2013 at 12:14 am

Republican pig whose party is that which took over the bible belt south thanks to nixons soutern strategy

Nixons guy who was the implementer was Roger Ailes of faux news.

Why is the govt broke – well Bush JR let it go to hell thanks to the banks who instead of holding mortagages, became sales agents a didnt give a rats butt what they were packagaing and selling.

Furthermore – remember how the repubs under bush wanted to privatize Social security – it was a game to get more billons to keep the game alive while letting the banka also economically rape our seniors

To say nothing of the idiots of bush land who if they had only looked at how yugoslavia collapsed into religious and ethnic chaos – murder when tito died and central authority collapsed. They had no plans at all to prevent the disaster many see as Al Q's greatest recruitng tool ever

BTW the bush family – one of the brothers was on the bd of directors of Silverado savings and loan whose collapse in the 80s cost taxpayers a couple hundred million

Another bush brother was a high officail of riggs national bank in dc which collapsed, costing billions

George Bush senior had to know what was coming when he resigned from the board of Enron about 3 mos before that scam collapsed.

Proff once again that money (the bush family supposedly is worth about $5 Billion) is the root of all evil and even though I'm not xtian Jesus had the rightt idea when 2000 years ago he trashed the tables of the money lenders at the temple gates.

BTW how did Bush Jr beat Ann Richards Dem, the sitting governor of tx to become TX gov?

His pals went to conservative churches and put flyers on car windows shoing a black man kissing a white man

homophobic and racist.

Jake0622 December 5, 2013 at 8:48 am

It is clear more and more every day this web site has nothing to do with the "New Civil Rights Movement" and is nothing but another liberal partisan site. Am I defending Cantor? No. Am I saying articles like this and quotes like 'Why does the GOP hate children?" have no place on this web site. Yes. Badash if you would pull your head out of your partisan ass and focus on what this site is supposed to be about, you might find that there are several people on the conservative/libertarian side who are fully supportive of gay rights, but might be turned off by reading about how they are vile humans every day. You need to decide if you want this site to be about that, or just another daily Republican bash in support of your Lord and Savior Barack Obama.

James_M_Martin December 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Well, you know, the little girl had a communicable disease: humanity. Representative Can't Or doesn't want to get infected with the illness of being human.

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