Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Cantor’s Bullet a Stray

Jewish Republican wasn’t targeted

Print Email
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) last month.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Remember how the campaign office of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) was shot at? And remember how he then said he had been targeted because he is Jewish (the only Republican Jew in the House or Senate, in fact)? Yeah, not so much. According to police, the bullet that went through an office window early Tuesday morning was a stray bullet from unrelated gunfire; in fact, the office contains no outward indication that it is Cantor’s.

The whole thing has taken on political undertones, as Cantor responded angrily to some Democratic lawmakers who have received death threats since the health-care law was passed. “Any suggestion that a leader in this body would incite threats or acts against other members is akin to saying that I would endanger myself, my wife or my children,” he said.

Police Say Gunfire That Hit Cantor’s Office Was Random [WP.com]
Related: U.S. Congressman Cantor: I’ve Been Threatened Because I’m Jewish [Haaretz]
Earlier: Cantor’s Richmond Office Shot At

Print Email
Phillip Cohen says:

Eric Canter turned out to be one ugly character when it comes to the health of this nation (USA). He violates every act of Jewish sensitivities.

Judi says:

We have heard nothing but lies from Eric Cantor about health care. When he opens his mouth I wonder what he’s going to lie about now, or what he’s going to try and incite the American people with. I blame him and other Republicans for the heated “disagreements” the people of America are having. There is no longer truth just votes and how to get them. Jewish has nothing to do with it,being American he should be ashamed of his actions and lies.

I only wish that his lie about his office being shot up would get more publicity. I’m afraid the lie will live on and on and on.

The majority of American’s don’t support this health care so Cantor is doing the right thing by representing the majority of people in his district that oppose it.
I live in the US and can confirm what a complete joke this healthcare reform they passed is. Most of the members in Congress don’t even know what is in the bill and could care less that the people they represent aren’t behind it.

Stan Harris says:

Instead of using his kopf, which is ingrained in Jewishness, Cantor blindly follows the arch-conservative Republican party line.

He’s obviously a bright gentleman, and could do so much good – even as a member of the minority party – to help this country solve the vast problems it faces.

Instead, he’s become a knee-jerk anti-everything.

I’m ashamed that he’s a Jew.

Les Miller says:

Cantor, I believe, condemned the Democrats for making political hay out of broken windows. He claimed that he was a victim of a malicious broken window, but it was no big deal. He was victimized perhaps, he continued, because of his faith: no big deal, except the Democrats decided to exploit a few random acts of vandalism to make a point about the nature of political discourse in the present day. What is curious is that as a Jew, Cantor should be very concerned about broken windows, especially when those windows are political acts that are clearly meant to stifle debate. Is it possible Cantor may have awoken in Berlin the morning after Kristallnacht and thought that the broken windows were no big thing? Is it possible that Cantor would have been one of those Jewish Germans who would have urged caution and a measured Jewish response as the glass lay in the gutter and the Synagogues still burned? I think that as a Jew, and as an American entrusted with preserving the institutions of this nation, Cantor must hold himself above the interests of his party’s rhetoric and condemn the wanton destruction of property, especially when these acts are designed to intimidate Americans and, as Cantor suggested, frighten Jews. For an American to rationalize this kind of behavior is despicable. For a Jew to suggest that it was a hate crime and then put a political spin on it is absolutely disgraceful.

Hiya very nice web site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds alsoˇKI’m glad to find a lot of helpful information right here within the post, we want work out more techniques in this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Cantor’s Bullet a Stray

Jewish Republican wasn’t targeted

More on Tablet:

Hey, Liberals Who Oppose Israel: You’re All Right-Wingers Now

By Liel Leibovitz — Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas