House Majority leader Eric Cantor showed how out of touch he is with the conservative base when he called on Barack Obama to make a deal on immigration this week. Cantor will face challenger Dave Brat Tuesday in the Virginia primary.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has urged President Barack Obama to make a deal on immigration, especially amnesty reform for children of illegal immigrants.
But during an interview with CBS 6 in Virginia, Cantor warned Obama that his “my highway or the highway” approach to reform would not lead to legislation being passed during his tenure.
“I have told the president, there are some things we can work on together,” said
Cantor, who is facing a challenge from tea party candidate Dave Brat, an economics professor, in Tuesday’s GOP primary in Virginia.
Referring to a possible amnesty deal for millions of undocumented children, he added, “We can work on the border security bill together, we can work on something like the kids.
“So far, the president has just insisted that it’s all or nothing, [it is] my way or the highway. That’s not going to happen.”
Brat, who teaches at Randolph-Macon College near Richmond, Virginia., has slammed Cantor’s immigration reform stance during the campaign.