House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is concerned about what he calls the "growing mobs" of Occupy Wall Street protesters. In response, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi quips that Cantor didn't seem to mind when tea party protesters were literally spitting on members of Congress:
"I didn't hear him say anything when the tea party was out demonstrating, actually spitting on members of Congress right here in the Capitol," Pelosi said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "And he and his colleagues were putting signs in the windows encouraging them. But let's not get down to that."
"I support the message to the establishment, whether it's Wall Street, the political establishment or the rest that change has to happen," Pelosi said. "We cannot continue in a way that is not relevant to their lives, people are angry."
While there is no doubt that a significant amount of the anger of Occupy Wall Street is directed at the Democratic Party, whether elected officials endorse or condemn the growing protest movement seems to largely depend upon their partisan affiliation.