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Cantor: If Pelosi Wins, Dems Don't Get It

November 7, 2010

Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the presumptive House Majority Leader, said Democrats "just didn't get the message of this election" if they vote Nancy Pelosi in as House Minority Leader.

Cantor said today on "Fox News Sunday" that bipartisan cooperation would be all but impossible if Pelosi were to remain the top House Democrat. "I don't think there's any question this says to the voters, 'We're not listening to you,'" Cantor said.

Cantor also said he was concerned about President Obama's willingness to negotiate, noting Obama's comments that a reason the Democrats lost on Tuesday was because the White House didn't properly communicate the positive aspects of their policies.

 

“If the message from the voters is anything, it’s we need to stop the direction this administration has been heading,” Cantor said.

Meanwhile, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., endorsed Pelosi's bid for minority leader, saying she was not the reason for the party's massive losses. "On Tuesday this was a lot bigger than Nancy Pelosi," said Van Hollen, noting widespread Democratic losses at the state level.

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