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February 11, 2016

Eric Cantor’s Intent to ‘Serve Out My Term’ Didn’t Last 2 Months

On his way out quicker than first stated. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Cantor, on his way out quicker than first stated. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In the aftermath of Rep. Eric Cantor’s defeat in Virginia’s June 10 Republican primary, he stated the very next day that he would step down as majority leader but intended to stay through the remainder of the 113th Congress.

Here’s what Cantor said at the June 11 presser where he announced his plans: “Now while I intend to serve out my term as a member of Congress from the 7th District of Virginia, effective July 31st, I will be stepping down as majority leader. It is with great humility that I do so, knowing the tremendous honor it has been to hold this position.”

Fast forward to Aug. 1, when the chimes struck midnight and the Richmond Times-Dispatch posted an interview with Cantor, who explained he would resign his seat Aug. 18.

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  • palintologist

    Too bad they all don’t go as soon as they’re voted out. If it’s clear that your constituents don’t want you, why would they want you voting on legislation for the next couple months? Remember when Obamacare was passed on Christmas Eve by a democrat congress that’s long gone?

  • Loel Lund

    Another quitter.

  • Layla

    What are you inhaling? Is it legal yet?

  • Layla

    He quite likely has an offer with a much higher salary over on K Street. No surprise here.

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