Rep. Eric Cantor Walks Back ‘Mob’ Comments On Occupy Wall Street Protests

On Fox News Sunday today, Congressman Eric Cantor clarified remarks he made last week about the Occupy Wall Street protests and expressed personal concerns with some of his colleagues who have been publicly allying themselves with the movement in going after big business and the financial sector.

Chris Wallace played a clip of Cantor saying he was “worried” about the Occupy Wall Street “mobs” that have been spreading throughout the U.S., and asked the congressman if he stuck by those comments. Cantor did not directly address his comments, nor did he apologize for them, but acknowledged there is a lot of frustration among the electorate over the stagnating economy.

Where I’m most concerned is we have elected officials in this town who are, frankly, joining in an effort to blame others rather than focusing on the policies that have brought about the current situation. I mean, when you hear some of the Democratic elected leaders joining in blaming parts of our economy and society versus let’s take some of the credit or blame here in Washington.

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