Cantor ‘concerned about growing mobs’ at Occupy Wall Street

By David Edwards
Friday, October 7, 2011 11:47 EDT
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At the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) referred to the Occupy Wall Street protests as “growing mobs.”

“This administration’s policies have resulted in an assault on many of our nation’s bedrock principles,” Cantor declared. “If you read the newspapers today, I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country.”

“And believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans.”

Two years ago at the 2009 Values Voter Summit, Cantor had praised tea party protests for “fighting on the fighting lines of what we know is a battle for our democracy.”

Listen to this audio from Values Voter Summit, broadcast Oct. 7, 2011.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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