Republican Rep. Eric Cantor Brags About Committing Treason

In any country in the world, treason is the one unforgivable crime that is not tolerated regardless of the underlying reason. Treason is not acceptable when a citizen does it, and it is worse when a spy or government official engages in treason. In the past year, there have been political candidates from the Tea Party and Republican Party who made treasonous statements, and although it exposed the perpetrators as nut-jobs and maniacs, little else happened to hold them accountable for their actions.

It is astounding though, when sitting legislators engage in treason whether it is incitement to armed insurrection or threatening armed rebellion against the government for enforcing Federal laws.

Michelle Bachmann told her constituents in Minnesota that she wanted them “armed and dangerous” in case the Federal government tried to enforce laws; no-one questioned her loyalty. Sharron Angle said that people would use “Second Amendment remedies” if the government didn’t follow her crazy vision of America. Sarah Palin uses terms like, “don’t retreat, instead reload” as a veiled threat against anti-teabagger sentiments.

Now, Eric Cantor (R-VA) will soon be the Majority Leader of the House, and he has joined the ranks of treasonous legislators, and taken it further by breaking a Federal law. Cantor engaged in talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the same day that the U.S. Secretary of State met with Netanyahu, and vowed that he and his GOP colleagues would protect and defend Israeli interests against his own Government; the United States of America.

Cantor didn’t make any attempt at hiding his actions, and his office issued a statement that said:

“Eric stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the Administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington. He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other.”

It is against The Logan Act, a Federal Law, to deal with a foreign government against the government of the United States. Cantor’s actions are a direct violation of the Logan Act and he should be impeached, indicted, convicted and imprisoned to the full extent of the law. The Logan Act states:

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

There is no question that Cantor broke the law, and the Attorney General should prosecute him for violation of the Logan Act, and for treason. Republicans do not get a pass because they are dealing with Israel, or because they are Republicans. Whether Cantor knew about the Logan Act or not, there is no excuse for taking the initiative to deal with Netanyahu outside the channels of government, and it is typical for Republicans to hold themselves above the law. George Bush and Dick Cheney authorized torture and are still free, setting a precedent for Cantor to break the law with assumed impunity.

If Darrel Issa (R-CA) is so intent on conducting investigations, the first investigation should be into Cantor’s activities. He will not have much to investigate because the audacity of Cantor, like Bush and Cheney, is in the public record, and, Cantor’s statement speaks for itself.

If a Democrat incited constituents to arm themselves against the Federal government, Republicans would prosecute without hesitation. If a Democrat went behind Bush’s back and colluded with a foreign government against the legally elected government, Republicans would prosecute with extreme prejudice. So here is the chance for Republicans to prove they are not hypocrites and prosecute a blatant traitor in their own ranks.

If Republicans truly care about America, they will prosecute Cantor for treason under the Logan Act for working with a foreign government against the interests of the United States of America. However, hypocrisy is the hallmark of the Republican Party, and they will be true to their hypocrisy by letting Eric Cantor get away with treason. It is the Republican way.

13 Replies to “Republican Rep. Eric Cantor Brags About Committing Treason”

  1. Perhaps this is why they are going to kill the House Ethics Committee. Another pre-emptive strike from the GOP. OF course, Cantor isn’t the only one on the chopping block but as incoming Majority Leader, he’s a biggie.

    It’s truly indicative of priorities that while the Democrats have someone under investigation by Committee right now, they would never suggest it be debanded. They are all for it, as all elected officials should be. Why would you disband the ethics committee unless you had something to hide/protect?

    Eric Cantor is truly a low point in “leadership”, even by GOP standards.

  2. I agree Sarah. Cantor is really a piece of work. On the other hand, the Republicans are surprising nobody; they are doing exactly what we knew they would do. Bush has already shown them (and Obama’s administration unwittingly confirmed that belief) that they are above the law, that there will be no repercussions, and the media has shown them that they will never, ever, be called out on anything they say, no matter how outrageous, no matter how treasonous.

  3. Finally. I am so glad you put this out there. It seems the “main stream media” is ignoring this outrageous, blatant treason and I haven’t heard a peep out of anyone. This should be the top headline EVERYWHERE! Thank you for giving this voice. It needs to be heard loud and clear that politicians must be held accountable!

  4. But republicans DO get a pass. All the time. Anything DEMS do..they get impeached investigated ..but not repubs. THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT..WHILE IN POWER OR NOT! EVEN TREASON!! And our President Obama has shown them..they can continue to do so. Had Obama signed THE UNITED STATES FLAG like Palin did..where do you think he’de be now? Can someone tell me why its okay for PALIN (repub) to digrace and disrespect the American flag by signing it and NO ONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT??? oh..I forgot..she’s white and purdy so its okay and she’s a true Patriotic Ameriiiicaan. THATS YOUR IDEA OF PATRIOTISM??? I was so saddened that Obama agreed to extend the tax cuts for the richest. JUST FRICKEN INCREDIBLE..I literally cried when I read that. It hurt so bad that he did that to us. WE DO NOT HAVE ANYONE REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE..only the world changers who will have us back to 1786 in no time. Get ready my minority friends. This game is over since Obama’s not on our side anymore. HE KEEPS CAVING TO THE MEAN HATEFUL PARTY. Why Obama? Why aren’t you telling the world there is nothing wrong with SS and there is no need to attack it? Why? Why aren’t you out there telling the people of this country how the Repubs are lying day in and day out. Why? You really are placing yourself NOT to win the next election. Why? THEY WILL GIVE IT TO ANOTHER IDIOT. Palin..repubs only care about winning. BUT YOU CAN’T TELL CRAZY WHAT TO they need to think real hard. AND I’M LEAVING THIS COUNTRY WHEN REPUBS GET IN THE WH!

  5. AND why don’t we hear a peep about this from the media? They’re too busy reporting on Rangle, who did the exact same thing Sara Paylin just did on her PAC returns, but we all know she’s exempt from investigations because she’s on the terrorist network, where they house all of America’s rotten criminals.

  6. What a sad state of affairs!We don’t even have the President we elected behind us.Its not supposed to be this way ! Where are the people who are supposed to protect the Country from Treasonous rhetoric and threats?Its going on every day with impunity. Whats going to happen when we have an armed insurrection ? Is the President going to say sorry we offended you we will try do better ?Expect it, its coming ,they’ve told us what they intend to do and we just sit back and wait like good little citizens.

  7. Obviously you neo marxist hacks are fine with criminality and U.N.Constitutional actions, as long as YOUR criminals are in charge! I despise the bushies too, the republicraps and demorats are both guilty of violating our laws and sovereignty! They should both be tried and HUNG from the nearest lamp posts! And if you support global governance via the UN, or illegal immigration, etc etc etc etc? You should hang next to them! Civil War is coming at lightspeed and both parties are flooring the accelerator. The republicans are frendlier to the 2nd Amendment but will sell us out to one group of corperate fascists! The democrats on the other hand? Will give away or tax everything they DON’T own and create a nanny state! Fv*@ them both may they become the extinct! Theeir supporters are both moronic and deserve massive ridicule and spite! Go ahead vote for the police state that will club you over the head , then rob you blind! Fools!

  8. Who caused the Civil War Of 1861?
    Was it the same clan that prints all of the money we use?
    When you look at a $20 dollar bill, do you think it is YOURS?
    OR, are you just a cog in THEIR system which is not to do with money as money is only an expression of controlling people through their LAZINESS AND GREED
    When you see so many T V ads for fast food do you realize they are for the benefit of the DOCTORS,INSURANCE COMPANIES AND DRUG COMPANIES!


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