In post-midterm presser, president tells reporters he’s “doing a whole lot of reflecting,” realizes “we must find common ground” with Republicans going forward.
Plus: Cantor lauds Obama outreach on earmarks.
Cantor Speaks to President Obama,
Comments on Earmark Moratorium
Washington, D.C. – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after receiving a phone call from President Obama:
“Earlier today, I received a phone call from President Obama which I appreciated in the wake of last night’s Republican victory. During the call, the President recognized the fact that he and I have legitimate differences on many important issues, which has certainly been visible. Our majority’s number one priority is to get Americans back to work by restoring certainty to the private sector and cutting government spending – and we will produce results.
“I am heartened by the fact the during his press conference today, the President noted my support for a complete moratorium on earmarks for both parties in the House, and suggested it is an area where we can work together. Earmarks have become the poster child for Washington’s wasteful spending binges, have been linked to corruption, and serve as a fuel line for the culture of spending that has dominated Washington far too long. If the President would like to partner in this effort, I gladly take him up on that offer.”