In Texas remarks, Obama targets Cantor

President Obama on Tuesday plans to target House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorSpecial interests hide behind vets on Independence Day What to watch for in Comey’s testimony Trump nominates two new DOD officials MORE, including the Virginia Republican in an all-out assault on the GOP.

After making a trip to a bridge in Kentucky to publicly shame House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerSudan sanctions spur intense lobbying OPINION | GOP's 7-year ObamaCare blood oath ends in failure A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSenate healthcare bill appears headed for failure Talk of Trump pardons reverberates on Sunday shows Trump backers eye GOP primary challenges for Flake, Heller MORE (R-Ky.), Obama is set to blast Cantor during a stop in Texas.

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According to prepared remarks released by the White House, Obama will seize on Cantor's statement from Monday that the American Jobs Act will not get a vote in the House. The majority leader declared the bill dead.

"Yesterday, the Republican Majority Leader in Congress, Eric Cantor, said that right now, he won’t even let the jobs bill have a vote in the House of Representatives," Obama will say. "He won’t even give it a vote.”

"Well I’d like Mr. Cantor to come down here to Dallas and explain what in this jobs bill he doesn’t believe in.  Does he not believe in rebuilding America’s roads and bridges?  Does he not believe in tax breaks for small businesses or efforts to help veterans?"


Throughout the excerpts released by the White House, Obama plans to tell Cantor to come to Dallas and explain to voters why he opposes the bill.

"And if you won’t do that, at least put this jobs bill up for a vote so that the entire country knows exactly where every member of Congress stands," Obama will say.