Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Does Eric Cantor Qualify for Unemployment???

Rep. Eric Cantor will relinquish his leadership position as the No. 2 House Republican, he announced Wednesday after losing his Virginia primary in a stunning upset.

"While I may have had suffered a personal setback last night, I couldn't be more optimistic about the future," he said at a news conference on Capitol Hill, calling for Republican unity ahead of November midterms.

"Now, while intend to serve out my term as member of Congress in the seventh district of Virginia, effective July 31, I will be stepping down as majority leader," he said.

The decision sets up a leadership scramble among Republicans in the House, which is led by Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

The heavily-favored Cantor lost Tuesday to college professor and political novice Dave Brat, who triumphed in the Richmond-area district with tea party support.

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