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Barbour: Cantor Is Wrong, Disaster Relief Should Not Be Contingent On Spending Cuts

As ThinkProgress reported, in the wake of the devastating tornadoes in the Missouri, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) called for withholding funding for disaster relief unless it was offset with spending cuts. Many critics slammed Cantor for his callous stance, and today at the Faith and Freedom conference in Washington, the Republican governor of another hard hit state — Mississippi’s Haley Barbour — joined the critics, saying Cantor was wrong. “Surely,” Congress can appropriate the funds, Barbour said in response to a question from the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein, even if it means increasing the deficit. Watch it:

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