Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Thursday that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has proven that he doesn’t deserve to be participating in debt ceiling negotiations.
“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has shown he shouldn’t be at the table and Republicans agree he shouldn’t be at the table,” Reid said in a speech on the Senate floor.
“He has walked out on the meetings with the Vice President of the United States. It was childish. Another Republican said Cantor is putting himself first. He said this — quote — ‘he is all about Eric.'”
Reid also praised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for trying to negotiate in “good faith.”
Cantor told Politico Wednesday that President Barack Obama had stormed out of negotiations, but the White House said that Cantor’s account was completely overblown.
Watch this video from ABC News, broadcast July 14, 2011.