On MSNBC today, Norah O’Donnell asked Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) if Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was misspeaking or distorting the facts when he falsely claimed on “The View” today that Sarah Palin never asked for an earmark as the governor of Alaska. “The proof is in the pudding,” replied Cantor. “And the fact is Sarah Palin, when she was governor of Alaska, rejected the monies that came from Washington to construct the Bridge to Nowhere.” Watch it:
In fact, Palin never “rejected” the funds from Congress. While Congress killed federal funding for the bridge in November 2005, Palin supported continuing the project when she ran for governor in 2006. When she finally let it die in September 2007, she lamented that Congress had “little interest in spending any more money” on the Bridge to Nowhere. The McCain campaign has now repeated this lie 31 times:
Cantor also claimed that “Palin rejected the earmarking that went on here in Washington,” but, as ThinkProgress noted earlier today, in her two years as governor, Palin “requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation.”
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