In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” corespondent Lesley Stahl asked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) why so many of his fellow Jews don’t support the Republican Party.
“Why do you think that most Jews are Democrats? Is there something in the faith that guides them more to the Democratic Party?,” Stahl asked.
Cantor, clearly having his own challenges with the truth inherent in the question, answered, ”This has been the bane of my existence for a long time, because…I’ve grown up and…very active and adherent to a faith and a community that is by-and-large Democratic.”
Stahl pushed a bit harder, asking why Cantor believes that this lack of support for the GOP has taken hold.
“I think, perhaps, that our party — the Republican Party — wasn’t really good at welcoming immigrants — wasn’t really good at saying, ‘Hey, we want to give you a helping hand,’” Cantor answered.