In 2010, Cantor and 160 other Republicans voted against the DREAM Act, a measure that “would offer a pathway to citizenship for undocumented young people who attend college or serve in the military.”
Today, on Meet the Press:
See what happens when 70 percent of the Latino vote goes to a Democratic presidential candidate?
Can you say “pandering”? How about “phony”? No? What about “desperate”? Still no? Then try this: “Anything for a few more votes.”
CANTOR: I have put out a proposal. I don’t know what the DREAM Act at this point is. What I say is, we’ve got a place, I think, all of us can come together, and that is for the kids.
GREGORY: Can you bring conservatives looking to supporting a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are here without having to first leave the country?
CANTOR: There is a lot of movement right now in the House and the Senate, both sides of the aisle, with folks having a lot of different ideas. I think –
GREGORY: Yes or no to that question? You could really do it. If you went all in, you could bring along the right in the House, couldn’t you?
CANTOR: I think a good place to start is with children. Here’s the difficulty in this issue, I think. And it is because we’ve got families who are here that have become part of the fabric of our country. And we want to make sure that we’re compassionate and sensitive to their plight. These kids know no other place as home. On the other hand, we are a country of laws. We have a situation of border security that we have to get straight. We have to secure our borders. There is a balance that needs to take place. But the best place to begin, I think, is with the children. Let’s go ahead and get that under our belt. Put a win on the board. And so we can promise a better life for those kids who are here due to no fault of their own.
“I don’t know what the DREAM Act at this point is.” Yeah, you do.
“I think, all of us can come together, and that is for the kids.” No, that is for the GOP.
“And we want to make sure that we’re compassionate and sensitive to their plight.” And by “compassionate and sensitive” he means “holding our noses” and “hypocritical.” Did I mention dishonest and pandering? Or pandering? How about pandering? Oh, sorry, I meant pandering. My bad.
“Let’s go ahead and get that under our belt. Put a win on the board.” And by “put a win on the board” that is exactly what he meant.