Eric Cantor: ‘IRS Should Not Be Used as a Tool to Effect Political Gain’
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor went “On The Record” to discuss House Republicans' plan to vote on Lois Lerner’s contempt resolution Thursday.
Cantor says the House will move to hold her in contempt, saying the IRS has clearly been targeting conservative groups.
“The IRS should not be used as a tool to effect political gain,” he said.
The House majority leader also responded to President Barack Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner joke.
“Just yesterday, I read a heartbreaking letter — you know I get letters from folks from around the country; every day, I get 10 that I read — this one got to me,” Obama said. “A Virginia man who’s been stuck in the same part-time job for years; no respect from his boss; no chance to get ahead – I really wish Eric Cantor would stop writing me. You can just pick up the phone, Eric.”
“Greta, I think you know that my phone calls with the president don’t always go so well. Maybe I ought to start writing him instead of calling,” Cantor said.
Watch the full interview above.