Cantor: Pelosi breaks vow on most ethical Congress 'every day'

House GOP Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sunday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was breaking the promise to have the most ethical Congress "every day."

"Nancy Pelosi said in the very beginning this is going to be the most open, honest and ethical Congress in history," Cantor said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, "and what we're seeing, she's breaking that promise every day."

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Just two days earlier, Pelosi confirmed at a press conference that, even in the wake of the ethics admonishment of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), she believes that she is running the most ethical Congress in history.

Chief Deputy Whip Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), on the "Meet" roundtable with Cantor, fired back that the Democrats had gotten the ethics committee "moving again," a system that had been "totally neutered" under the GOP.

Cantor reiterated his calls for Rangel to step down from his Ways and Means chairmanship.

"The American people would say Charlie Rangel should step aside from being chairman of the most major committee in congress after having been found to be in violation of House rules," Cantor said. "I called for his stepping down even before this finding and now I do think it's time."

Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) intends to introduce a privileged resolution next week calling for a vote on removing Charles Rangel as head of the Ways and Means panel.