Doug Thornell, spokesman for Rep. Chris Van Hollen, responds to Rep. Eric Cantor’s statement earlier today, which criticized Van Hollen for politicizing threats made against members of Congress:
“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.”
Video of Cantor’s remarks can be viewed here.