Via Jed Lewison
Eric Cantor brazenly lied to the national press corps when he claimed his office had been targeted by a gunman in the wake of the passage of health care reform.
No such thing ever happened.
And now he's been busted.
The bullet that hit U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's campaign office in downtown Richmond early Tuesday was random, Richmond police spokesman Gene Lepley said this morning.
"It is a stray bullet as part of random gunfire," Lepley said. Police said they have no suspects.
Cantor's office declined comment.
This is Cantor's "backwards B" moment. It's Tuzla sniper fire, only worse, because Eric Cantor cried wolf about something that actually matters, all in a pathetic, dishonest attempt to smear Democrats.
The strange thing is that Cantor's story was never really plausible, and he had to know it. The so-called "campaign office" didn't have any visible signs linking it to Cantor. It wasn't even in his congressional district.
Oh, and the capper? Cantor's office wasn't even actually hit by the random bullet. It was a nearby office in the same building where he sometimes does fundraising work.
It might not seem fair or balanced to call Eric Cantor a shameless liar, but it is truthful and accurate. That's what he is. And other than Fox News, the press corps ought to hold him accountable for lying to their faces.