Cantor On Crist: I Won’t Support Him Under Any Circumstances (VIDEO)

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, who’s endorsed Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio in Florida’s Republican Senate primary, took some shots this morning at Rubio opponent Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL).

Crist, who’s trailing Rubio in the August 24 GOP primary (the TPM Poll Average shows Rubio leading Crist 59.1% to 27.9%) actually might win as an independent in the general election — and is reportedly considering an independent bid.

“Could you — under any circumstances — support Charlie Crist for Senator?” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough asked Cantor this morning. “Under any circumstances?”

“I just have some difficulty with that,” Cantor said, before adding, “No, I think that he has really, I think, made his bed and he’ll have to live with it.”Cantor suggested that Crist has been disingenuous and changed his positions — notably on an education bill he vetoed last week — before saying that “people, I think, are rightfully upset.”

“They’re having to ask who is this person?” Cantor said. “He’s not the person I thought we had elected as our governor.”


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