Cantor Weighs In on NPR Executive's Remarks

NPR fundraiser said the organization may not need federal funding.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday reacted to National Public Radio fundraiser Ron Schiller's taped comments that the organization might be better off without federal funding. "The truth finally came out," said Cantor, who has been pushing for cuts in federal funding for public radio. "We are going to proceed along those lines because that's what was said and indicated by that organization." He said Schiller's remarks, made in a hidden camera video, "stand for themselves." The hidden camera sting, which was executed by conservative activist James O'Keefe, also captured Schiller referring to Tea Party members as racists. Schiller had already announced that he was leaving NPR for another job before the video surfaced, but he officially resigned last night. On Wednesday, NPR announced that its CEO Vivian Schiller (of no relation to Ron) also resigned.