Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) is feeling much maligned that the reactions to his answer to a constituent range from Cantor is insensitive and stupid to Cantor is callous and dickish.
Incidentally in the above video, both the news host and Cantor restated portions of the event incorrectly. IE: the patient’s employment status, type of cancer.
If it is as Rep. Cantor states that his answer was a tailored response to his constituency, wouldn’t the competent and compassionate answer have been along the lines of: “Here’s what’s available now. But all these things fail to address the immediacy of your loved one’s problem, the time bomb that cancer is. That’s why Congress is working on reform. My advisor is coming over to get your name so I can get you help now. Or I’m going to refer you to this University hospital where I know help is available.”