"I will say that the suggestion that I should have been traded to the Taliban for Sergeant Bergdahl really is not a serious contribution to any public policy debate, and frankly, I don't think that it reflects on the people that self-identify as Tea Partyers. I think they reject that kind of notion," he said on ABC's "This Week." "And it's just not serious. And frankly it cheapens the debate."
On Sunday, Ingraham continued to criticize Cantor for his stance on immigration reform.
"This was a campaign where the voters understood that if Eric Cantor went back to Washington, that was a green light for immigration reform. They call it that. The voters called it amnesty," she said.
She also said that he failed to rally Tea Party supporters during his campaign.
"Eric Cantor, I believe, wouldn't show up at the first Tea Party convention in his own state, which first set him on the wrong path with the Tea Party," Ingraham said.