Cantor Stepping Down As House Majority Leader

Cantor Stepping Down As House Majority Leader

Oh good. They'll put in someone who's even more of a right-wing jackass, reminding mid-term voters why they don't want Republicans in charge:

WASHINGTON — Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican, will resign his leadership position, effective July 31, according to leadership aides. The move follows a stunning defeat in a primary election Tuesday in which voters rejected him in favor of a more conservative candidate.

The move culminated a precipitous fall for Mr. Cantor, who was thought to be a likely successor to Speaker John A. Boehner.

By stepping down as majority leader, an aide to Mr. Cantor said, he hoped to limit a festering struggle within the House Republican caucus over who would assume his post.


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