“Cantor has to listen to his colleagues and to his constituents, and listen to all of their arguments. He has got to look at the numbers that we have submitted to ascertain in his mind that they are legit,” Bloomberg said. “I think it would be irresponsible for him to, before he sees all the data, make a commitment.”
Bloomberg said that he and Cantor have “established a dialogue” about the aid request. “If he has questions, he won’t be reticent to pick up the phone,” he said.
Cantor declined comment on his plans for a supplemental spending measure after his session with Bloomberg. “The mayor’s doing well,” Cantor said simply.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.