Cantor scraps speech in Philadelphia, protests continue

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia has opted not to speak on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania this afternoon, but that is not keeping away protesters.

Mike Morrell of the group Keystone Progress says people are protesting in order to send their message with or without Cantor.

“We want to make sure he understands that the 99 percent of us who are not millionaires need job security we need economic security and our message is pretty concise and pretty consistent, stand up for the 99 percent, not the one percent,” said Morrell.

A statement from Cantor’s office says he decided not to speak in Philadelphia because the attendance policy, which was supposed to be invited guests, was not going to be honored.

The venue at the Wharton School would have been open to the first 300 people to show up.

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