GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor voiced concern Friday about the “growing mobs” of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters that have sprung up in major cities across America.
Speaking at the 2011 Values Voter Summit — a conference for cultural conservatives held by the Family Research Council — Cantor became the first Congressional Republican leader to directly denounce the protest movement.
“I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” Cantor said Friday morning. “And, believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans.”
In the past few days, Congressional Democrats, unions and professional liberal organizations have endorsed the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. The protesters are rallying against banking and financial institutions, which they say are responsible for social inequality and the state of the economy.