CORRECTION: Eric Cantor Said WHAT About the Violence Against Women Act?!

CORRECTION:  This quote was passed to us today by a reliable source, and we have since found it can not be sourced. We therefore can not verify that Majority Leader Cantor said this. It is, however, we believe appropriate to note that given recent debates about “legitimate rape,” women’s bodies and rights from the GOP, and the fact that the House refuses to pass the Violence Against Women Act, it was not implausible for us to believe this to be true.

As House Republicans continue to obstruct on passage of The Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Eric Cantor offered this reasoning for why the House refuses to compromise.

“We blocked the Violence Against Women Act because the Senate forced it on us without our consent. I’m sure women understand.”

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  • kathy-brodo

    It seems that your “reliable source” turns out to be not so reliable, but your feelings are that it could be true so you keep the article as fact. This shows me that your website is an unreliable source.

  • crowepps

    The alternative was to make it all disappear and pretend it never happened.

    In these days of Google caches, a RELIABLE SOURCE admits their error by keeping it in place and putting a prominent correction above it.

  • lindzanne

    Yes, us and our silly “feelings” about preventing and responding to violence against women.  And ESPECIALLY us silly Native women and our feelings, as Cantor tells us that he would not block this bill if they would just go ahead and agree with him that it’s ok for our protections to be excluded from this bill. We probably deserved it. Silly, silly us and our hysterical feelings.