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Eric Cantor Slams NPR Over O'Keefe Prank

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Added Cantor: "At a time when our government borrows 40 cents of every dollar that it spends, we must find ways to cut spending and live within our means. This video clearly highlights the fact that public broadcasting doesn't need taxpayer funding to thrive, and I hope that admission will lead to a bipartisan consensus to end these unnecessary federal subsidies."

Earlier Tuesday, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), who has been one of the most prominent Republicans behind efforts to defund NPR, told the Washington Examiner's Byron York he was "amazed at the condescension and arrogance that we saw in the sting video" and also cited Schiller's comments as further evidence the organization could do without federal backing.