While Cantor Worries About #OccupyWallStreet, Santorum Says Protesters Have “Legitimate Beef”

So the #OccupyWallStreet movement is now becoming a topic of conversation with the nation's politicians weighing in. On Thursday, President Obama said the protests are in essence reflecting the nation's frustration with the economy. Vice President Joe Biden said that the Wall Street movement was similar to that of the Tea Party.

Today, two prominent Republicans leaders shared their views. First off, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

“I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” Cantor said. “Believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans.”

Later in the afternoon on MSNBC, Republican presidential Rick Santorum shared his views.

 

Matthews: Okay. you've never been a rich guy, you've never been driven by that. let's talk about this country's inequality situation. what's happening in new york, on wall street, it's a motley crew, we don't know what they all stand for, some of them may be anarchists, but a lot are just unemployed men and women trying to make some noise about the situation they're in. what's your reaction when you see people in the streets about the inequality of income in country?

Santorum: My reaction is, people going to wall street, have a legitimate reason to beef. that you had a situation where wall street did a lot of things that they shouldn't have done and no one, very few people, lost a lot of jobs in wall street because of that. and we bailed them out. we — not me, but the guys behind you in the white house, president bush and republicans and democrats alike bailed wall street out. and we see them sort of going on their merry way, big bonuses. and i don't — you know people —

 

 

 

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