Cantor job fair draws thousands- Democrats attack
As expected, thousands of people showed up Tuesday at Deep Run High School for a job fair hosted by Richmond Congressman Eric Cantor. This is the third job fair hosted by Cantor, the 2nd most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives.
Cantor’s involvement in the event drew swift and heavy criticism from Democrats who accused him of co-opting businesses that benefited from federal stimulus dollars for the event, despite his opposition to the plan.
Democrats calculated the total amount of taxpayer dollars provided to these employers at $50 million.
Andy Jenks covered the story for NBC12. You can read and watch his complete report here.