Skip to content

Cantor Announces He’s Stepping Down, Backs McCarthy for Leader

By Steven T. Dennis and JM Rieger

[jwp-video n=”1″]

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced Wednesday afternoon he will resign his leadership post and endorsed Kevin McCarthy of California to replace him. “Effective July 31st, I will be stepping down as majority leader,” Cantor told reporters after an emotional meeting of House Republicans in the Capitol. His defeat has already touched off a massive leadership scramble to replace him. But Cantor said that he would back his fellow “Young Gun” McCarthy if he runs for leader with his “full support.”

Recent Stories

These Democrats have called on Biden to quit the race

Gaffe track — Congressional Hits and Misses

Trump’s presidential office hours were the shortest since FDR, Biden’s not far behind him

Biden admits other Democrats could beat Trump, but sends potential rivals a message

Photos of the week ending July 12, 2024

At high-stakes news conference, Biden calls Harris ‘Vice President Trump’