What is it with conservative talk show host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham and Virginia Republicans? Last fall, she extracted a promise from then-gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell to defund Planned Parenthood and prohibit taxpayer funded abortions. Last night, substituting for Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor, Ms. Ingraham had a spirited discussion with Virginia 7th District U.S. Representative Eric Cantor, the House Republican Whip.
At issue was Congressman Cantor’s willingness to go all out to repeal ObamaCare in any and all ways possible, but specifically, to bring a bill to the House floor that would immediately repeal the law if he is the next majority leader (pending the results of November’s mid-term elections). A recent article in Politico brought some of his already suspicious conservative critics to raise their eyebrows yet higher. But Rep. Cantor was unapologetically determined to repeal the government-run health care scheme. Ms. Ingraham pressed and he pressed back, pledging to “defund, delay, repeal, all of the above” to remove the health-rationing law from the books. The video is below.
As we noted earlier this week, it’s hard to turn on national television these days and not see Virginia politicians. It’s pretty fun stuff, usually, and when they’re on with Laura Ingraham, it’s usually news worthy, too.
Defund. Delay. Repeal. All of the above. Republican Whip (and perhaps soon to be House Majority Leader) Eric Cantor pledges to rid us of ObamaCare.