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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor changed direction entirely Friday, saying through a spokesman that he doesn’t plan to allow any amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens through the ENLIST Act.

“No proposed ENLIST amendments to NDAA will be made in order,” Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said in an email to Breitbart News.

The statement represents a complete turnaround for Cantor, who just a couple weeks ago was the leading and most powerful force behind the effort to insert a version of Rep. Jeff Denham’s ENLIST Act into the NDAA bill. Denham’s ENLIST Act, or a bill similar to it from Rep. Mike Coffman, would grant illegal alien DREAMers amnesty if they enlist in the U.S. military.

Cantor’s top political consultant Ray Allen had confirmed he was supportive of the effort in an interview with Breitbart News in mid-April, after Cantor’s primary challenger Dave Brat criticized him over it.

Dave Brat’s campaign to term limit Eric Cantor has clearly sent Cantor’s camp into full panic mode.

Not only has Cantor had to beg for more corporate sponsorship, an embarrassment to a Republican Majority Leader in a strongly Republican district, but now he is making a complete 180 on amnesty.  Only after realizing that the Chamber of Commerce and his corporatist friends in the House cannot cast a single vote for him in the 7th District has Cantor reevaluated the arrogant dismissal of the values and principles of his actual constituents. So Cantor is going to spend the next three weeks running dishonest ads, not only about Dr. Dave Brat, but about himself to boot. He is going to tell voters that he is a true conservative. He’s going to tell them that he is against raising the debt, that he’s against raising taxes, that he’s against amnesty, that he’ll repeal Obamacare – all things we know to be false.

Eric Cantor has been forced to show his true colors and the only thing that can save him is the possibility that maybe enough voters will vote on the basis of what Cantor’s advertisements say and not on Cantor’s record in Congress.

Will the TEA Party let that happen? We must make certain Cantor’s record, his true record, is known. If we do that, Dr. Dave Brat will be the next representative of Virginia’s Seventh District.

About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.


  1. Jadine Jett says:

    Can someone please explain to me why anyone would vote for any Republican, like Cantor, that only adheres to about 50% of the Republican creed? And is doing many things that are unconstitutional & down right unethical if not illegal!

  2. Jadine, I wish I truly knew… but here is what I suspect. People with absolutely zero knowledge of our government or its politicians form opinions on the basis of casual hearsay. Now hearsay is best served in sharp, quick phrases. “The TEA Party is racist”. Now, an ignorant Republican hears this a thousand times and becomes afraid of even finding out what the TEA Party is all about, so they just say, “Oh, I’m not like those people”.

    Eric Cantor spends tens of thousands of dollars on advertisements that say, “Eric Cantor, a real conservative”, and that’s good enough for most voters.

    So remember, the TEA Party is racist and Eric Cantor, a real conservative. Don’t forget to vote!

    It’s enough to make you crazy isn’t it?

  3. Mort Coleman says:

    Are we angry enough to knock on doors, transport folks to the polls, help folks get absentee ballots? We have opportunity for anyone who would like to help. So maybe we middle class don’t have a lot of $, but we have more time on our hands than we used to. get to one of Dave’s campaign offices, get some geography, and go set some door hangers, knock on doors and talk to folks. My experience in 3 hours was a 12 to 1 ratio of Brat backers to Cantor backers.
    The folks know about the insider trading trick, they know about the amnesty plan, they know about the lying campaign tricks. If we can just make sure that these angry people know to vote on June 10th, it is a sure bet on Dave Brat.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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