Cantor: There is 'no way to defend' stimulus

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) continued his assault on President Obama's stimulus package on Thursday, saying the bill has "not had the desired effect."

Cantor, appearing on MSNBC, said something new needs to be done to address the sagging economy.

"I think the question is really where do we go from here," Cantor said.

There is "no way to defend this spending bill," he added.

Earlier this week, Cantor said that "we all agree" that the stimulus hasn't worked.

Democrats fired back on Cantor Monday when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a statement saying that it was "hypocrisy" for Cantor to blast the legislation after supporting funding for light rail in Virginia that is included in the bill.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com