Joplin tornado
12:50 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

McCaskill: Cantor's comments "wildly inappropriate"

Senator Clair McCaskill is calling House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's comments about relief funds for tornado victims in Joplin, Mo., "wildly inappropriate."

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill calls comments by the number two Republican in the House about the disaster relief funds for Joplin "wildly inappropriate."

House Major Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, said Monday that if Congress passes an emergency spending bill to help the tornado victims, money will have to be cut from somewhere else.

McCaskill says disaster relief is an important federal function.

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