No One Was Aiming For Eric Cantor’s Office After All
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor was shameless in his effort to use a news conference to publicize being a victim of violence while condemning Democrats for going public about being victims of violence. However, as it turns out, Cantor was not a target as he portrayed himself to be. Cantor blamed Democrats for “dangerously fanning the flames” of violence by publicizing threats just as he was doing the same thing. The only difference is, the threats against the Democrats was real and his wasn’t.
…the bullet that pierced the window in the Richmond office of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor was merely a stray shot from a random act of gunfire, a Richmond Police Department spokesman told POLITICO Friday afternoon.
Not only that, but when he gave his Thursday news conference, Cantor knew it was likely he wasn’t a target.
A spokesman for Cantor [said their] office spoke to the Richmond Police department before doing the event and they were told there was no “definitive statement” that the bullet wasn’t a random act, spokesman John Murray said Friday.
“It was being investigated,” he said.
Cantor also gratuitously pulled out the Jewish card to further play the victim.
“I’ve received threats since I assumed elected office, not only because of my positions, but because I am Jewish,” Cantor said. “I’ve never blamed anyone in this body for that. Period.
No, Congressman, you’re the one doing the blaming.Click here for reuse options!
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