The No. 2 Republican in the House swiped at political rivals Friday for encouraging the “growing mobs” of Occupy Wall Street protestors.
“I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” Cantor said.
“And believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans.”
Cantor’s criticism, tucked in among other jabs at the Democrats, came on the heels of President Obama expressing sympathy for the views of the protestors in lower Manhattan who have begun inspiring similar movements across the country.
“What I think is that the American people understand that not everybody has been following the rules; that Wall Street is an example of that,” Obama said Thursday.
At a 2009 appearance at the Values Voter Summit, Cantor praised the Tea Party movement.
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