Eric Cantor to step down as House Majority Leader
June 11th, 2014
01:19 PM ET
9 years ago

Eric Cantor to step down as House Majority Leader

(CNN) - Rep. Eric Cantor is expected to relinquish his leadership position as the No. 2 House Republican after losing his Virginia primary in a stunning upset, a senior GOP source tells CNN's Dana Bash.

Cantor is expected to step aside as majority leader on July 31. The decision sets up a leadership scramble among Republicans in the House, which is led by Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. The right wing have lost their damned minds

    Good!!!!! Can't get out fast enough you evil weasel!!!!!

    June 11, 2014 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    Good riddance!

    June 11, 2014 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Why not finish out the year? Is the post going to be vacant until a new House is sworn in?

    June 11, 2014 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. Hart

    Good call. Time to get someone in there with some thick skin and rough edges.

    June 11, 2014 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. Lily

    Adious. You won't be missed.

    June 11, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    A moment of silence. Nah, let's party!!!!!

    June 11, 2014 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. Malory Archer

    Good call. Time to get someone in there with some thick skin and rough edges.


    Have you SEEN Mr. Brat? Ain't no thick skin or rough edges ANYWHERE on that man.

    June 11, 2014 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    I'm just wondering how it feels to fail at their #1 goal to make the POTUS a one term POTUS and then turn around and lose your own cushy job???

    It's called Karma baby!

    June 11, 2014 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  9. smith1

    well gee this just breaks my heart! I wonder if the new guy is as snarkey with a name like brat probably so. Hope the repos are in a mess. Vote them all out

    June 11, 2014 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Ol' Yeller

    So we won't have to look at this caricture (looks like he was drawn by the animators of the Heavy Metal movie) anymore... that condescending sneer, his incessant and annoying habit of never answering a straight question, the constant lying, backstabbing, and a complete and utter inability to lead or represent anyone but himself.
    I won't miss him. Good riddance.
    His replacement is probably much worse in regards to his likability quotient, but with his spouting crazy nonsense, running around naked, or even punching a baby.... he will have to wait his turn for the cameras because they already have a House full of worthless, do nothing lunatics up there.
    He'll blend.

    June 11, 2014 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |