Jesus Eric Cantor do in the face of a disaster for which relief funding must be approved?
If it were the Eric Cantor of 2004, he would vote against holding relief hostage.
[A] bemused Democratic source notes that in October 2004, Cantor voted against an amendment to an emergency supplemental bill for disaster aid that would have “fully offset” the cost of that supplemental with “a proportional reduction of FY05 discretionary funding” elsewhere. Funding for defense, homeland security, and veterans was exempted from the proposed cuts. But the amendment, introduced by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), would do precisely what Republican leadership is proposing to do now.
The Eric Cantor of 2011, a very serious man who exists in a world where a black democrat is president, would say we must offset disaster relief funds with spending cuts elsewhere.