October 2nd, 2013
08:49 AM ET

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: "We are sick of playing games"

Republicans put three measures up for a vote tonight that would have restored some government funding. But all three failed. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke with CNN's Dana Bash, and told her Republicans intend to "bring forth measures to relieve the pain of this shutdown."

Filed under: Dana Bash • Government Shutdown
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Linda Mack

    I am sorry, Mr. Cantor, we are not stupid. The House shut down the government because they didn't get their way on the Affordable Care Act and bring down our President. Now they are trying to open SOME of it back up just to save face. Don't try to tell us it is for the American people. You would not have shut the government down if was for the American people. I HOPE THEY VOTE YOU OUT OF OFFICE. You are not good for our country. I say let the shutdown stand. That is what you wanted and that is what you should get.

    October 4, 2013 at 11:25 am |
  2. Rob Rowen

    The house republicans, led by the tea party radical right, has taken a calculated move to shut down our government. They care only about their narrow ideological views, and their continued agenda that is supportive of the top 2 percent of Americas wealthiest citizens. The president should not be forced to negotiate under threat, as America has a standing policy of never negotiating with terrorists. Sorry folks, but the tea party led house is acting ideologically just like the terrorists of the world, attempting to force whoever they are dealing with to negotiate while under the cloud of threats. What the house has done is hurting many Americans, it does nothing to slow the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and it is childish. American deserves better, and come November 2014, voters need to remember who was responsible for this embarrassment, the tea party led GOP.

    October 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm |
  3. Gisela Pillow

    If he's so reasonable, how can this very wealthy congressman (mine, at that) say affordable healthcare is bad? It's the law and people need it. And those of us with insurance want them to have it because we're tired of paying for those who don't. Why doesn't he just admit that it's not about what's right for the country or the people. It's about making our president look like a failure. We're sick and tired of you, Mr. Cantor.

    October 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm |
  4. Preston

    They're all acting like idiots. I'd be fired for behaving this way where I work. Cantor sounds so disingenuous.

    October 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm |
  5. Joyce Richardson Ciccolo

    To ERIC CANTOR: Then stop playing then. Fund the government, with a clean bill.

    October 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm |
  6. John Ayotte

    Someone take advantage of this !!!!! The republicans are saying they did not want to shut the government down however LOOK at Michele Bachman when the House came out Monday night. She was cheering "WE WON, WE SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT DOWN" Put this up on the screen and let her fellow Republicans explain this one !!!!

    October 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
  7. Robert Burns

    Sick of playing games?? Then STOP!!! The Affordable Care Act is a LAW. What don't you understand?? Quit holding us hostage!

    October 2, 2013 at 9:29 am |
    • Cindy Maupin

      Well said...and simply put.

      October 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm |
  8. Gary Murphy

    The Republican National Committee took partial credit for the dual-cancelation of CNN and NBC's Hillary Clinton projects, both of which were announced on Monday, and said that it will again consider both networks as hosts of the party's 2016 presidential debates.
    I just cannot believe CNN caved, so disappointed in CNN.

    October 2, 2013 at 9:05 am |

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