Cantor Exit Sets Off House Leadership Scramble

Cantor Exit Sets Off House Leadership Scramble
(Washington, DC) -- House Republicans will meet privately today to discuss their scrambled leadership situation. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be stepping down at the end of July after losing his re-election primary in a stunning upset. He was upended in the Virginia race by Tea Party favorite Dave Brat, a political novice. Speculation is running rampant about who will replace Cantor as Majority Leader. Cantor was widely considered to be a likely successor to GOP House Speaker John Boehner if Boehner steps down in the next couple of years.