Cantor criticizes Laura Ingraham for cheapening politics

Ingraham joked that Cantor should have been traded to the Taliban in exchange for American POW Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of deserting his combat post in Afghanistan.

“That suggestion that I should have been traded to the Taliban for Sgt. Bergdahl really is not a serious contribution to any public policy debate and frankly I don’t think that it reflects on the people who self-identify as Tea Partiers,” he said on ABC.

“It’s just not serious and frankly it cheapens the debate,” he said.

Ingraham, appearing on ABC later in the hour, retorted that Cantor does not have a sense of humor.

“He can’t take a joke about the prisoner swap. He has no sense of humor, that’s why he lost,” Ingraham said.