In the final weeks of the campaign, Mitt Romney released an ad falsely claiming that Chrysler moved manufacturing jobs to China. Except Chrysler is only opening additional Jeep production in China, while it has expanded production in Ohio — a fact that has been widely pointed out to the Romney campaign.
While the Romney campaign and surrogates defend the misleading ad, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was not so eager to comment on Sunday. Appearing on Meet the Press, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor did not respond directly, and instead claimed to knew nothing about it when host David Gregory aired the radio ad:
GREGORY: You don’t think that’s a deceptive ad?
CANTOR: David, I’ve not seen the ad. I just heard it now. I’ve not seen the ad. Apparently they are not running it in Virginia.
It is unlikely Cantor missed the ad. The ad has received extensive coverage from newspapers and networks, which led Chrysler to publicly refute it.
Despite criticism, Romney has only expanded the false Jeep campaign.