Skip to comments.John Boehner Tears Up As Eric Cantor Announces Departure (Good Lord!)
Posted on 06/12/2014 6:43:20 AM PDT by cotton1706
Before House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could tell his fellow Republicans that he was stepping down, Speaker of the House John Boehner began to cry Tuesday in the basement of the Capitol, as he praised his outgoing colleague at a caucus meeting behind closed doors, according to several members of Congress who were present.
Republicans had gathered to honor their leader as he announced plans to leave his leadership on July 31, after losing his primary race on Tuesday. For at least short time, his colleagues stopped their jockeying to replace him and offered words of praise. Eric Cantor was one of the five most influential people in the United States of America in unseating Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker and giving us a Republican majority, said Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).
There was a whole lot of standing ovations for everything that [Cantor] said, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). It felt like I was at a mortuary watching a viewing.
Other members said they believed that Cantor lost his job to protect theirs. I think Eric was in the awkward position of having to go around the nation and every weekend always take care of national issues and business that required him to be outside of his district, said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who is running for Senate. Im home in Georgia every single weekend.
Ultimately it might have cost him his elected position but good leaders will sacrifice to do what they believe is right, said Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.).
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Cue up “96 Tears” on the turntable...
It’s not often that tears drives me to smile, but in this case...
Butt Buddies Forever
The Weeper comes through for his Little Buddy.
will they be as charitable to Brat?
part of me wants to say GTFO "we won get over it"
Freakin’ cry Baby needs his bottle... and his last tax payer pay check.
This man is a drunken, crying lush.
-— There was a whole lot of standing ovations for everything that [Cantor] said, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). It felt like I was at a mortuary watching a viewing. -—
This ain’t no citizen-legislature.
If this isn’t an advertisement for congressional term limits, I don’t know what is. Congress would never pass such a measure, pointing up the need for a convention of the states, as Levin has suggested.
Suck it, Establishment.
Long past time for John to get in touch with his masculine side.
these jerks need to learn they answer to us...not the other way around.
Who wants to bet lesson not learned?
This is sickening. Arrogant, pathetic JERKS.
Eric Cantor was one of the five most influential people in the United States of America in unseating Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker and giving us a Republican majority”
. . .
They are delusional. They really believe it was THEIR doing.
Damn! You beat me to it!
“Who wants to bet lesson not learned?”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor began saying his goodbyes Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was unseated by his tea party opponent in Virginia’s 7th District primary.
“While I may have had a — suffered a personal setback last night, I couldn’t be more optimistic about the future of this country,” he said at a press conference Wednesday.
Campaigning for Cantor’s job has already begun: Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the majority whip, began lining up support from committee chairs Wednesday. Perhaps most importantly, he has the support of Cantor, who threw his weight behind McCarthy at the press conference.
“I think he’d make an outstanding majority leader,” Cantor said. “I will be backing him with my full support.”
Members said House Speaker John Boehner sounded like he was choking up while he spoke about the history he shared with his top lieutenant.
“This is a speech I never expected to give,” he said. “I want to start by offering a heartfelt thanks to Eric and his staff for their service to our conference, our institution and our country.”
Quoting Winston Churchill, Boehner advised Cantor to have ‘the courage to continue.”
“He was held in high regard as a leader, so we’re feeling the pain,” said Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., his eyes red.
“A lot of tears. I’ve never seen such grace in all of my life,” said Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., fighting back tears. “He is doing the right thing for the conference.”
“He wants to keep us all united and I just think he is doing a fabulous job and he is going to do well into the future and we all stand behind him.”
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