Eric Cantor Faces Blistering Reaction From Tea Party Back Home

03/14/2011 09:28 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Olympia Meola The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virginia tea-party activists say they sent leaders to Washington with a clear message to right the nation's fiscal ship and want to see bolder action, faster.

That frustration boiled over recently when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, opposed an amendment that would have made deeper cuts than the $61 billion that the House passed. It triggered a blistering reaction from leaders of the Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation.

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