Democrats Keep Up the ‘Fanning the Flames’ Attack on GOP « The Washington Independent
Doug Thornell, spokesman for Rep. Chris Van Hollen, fires back at Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) for the GOP whip’s remarks about Democrats “fanning the flames” over health care.
Yesterday, Congressman Van Hollen called upon Republican leaders to condemn the harsh rhetoric that is fanning the flames of extremism around the country. Today, Mr. Cantor had the opportunity to join Mr. Van Hollen in calling for restraint. Instead, he chose to use his press conference to level false accusations. This is straight out of the Republicans’ political playbook of deflecting responsibility and distracting attention away from a serious issue.
I’m told Cantor is not, as reported/promised, appearing on a right-wing conference call on the theme of “stopping Obama tyranny” today.