Days after snubbing embattled Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) on a visit to Florida, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) told reporters on Monday that he was keeping an eye on reports of a brewing scandal surrounding the freshman Republican.
"There are ongoing investigations in Florida involving Congressman Rivera and we are respectful of those investigations," Cantor said in a briefing with reporters. "I'm obviously very concerned about the reports surrounding those investigations, but we'll wait to see the result of them."
Rivera is reportedly under investigation over questions surrounding $817,000 his campaign paid to a political consultant
as well as additional issues involving a $500,000 payment from a dog track to a consulting firm run by his mother
to help pass a gambling initiative he supported while in the Florida House of Representatives. According to the Florida Clarion, Cantor deliberately avoided contact
with Rivera on a trip to Miami last weekend.