Skip to comments.Eric Cantor Skips Final Immigration Votes
Posted on 08/02/2014 6:12:40 AM PDT by cotton1706
When Eric Cantor bid the House farewell in a floor speech Thursday, he apparently meant it.
At the time, Cantor had not yet disclosed his intent to resign his seat from Congress as of Aug. 18. He was merely ending his tenure as majority leader a little under two months after his sudden primary defeat in June, handing the gavel off to his successor, Kevin McCarthy of California.
But when it came time for a major test for Cantors House Republicans, the ousted Virginian was already long gone.
Cantor was among the 20 lawmakers who did not vote Friday night, what was meant to be the first official date of the five-week August recess. The House, like the Senate, was scheduled to go home the day before, but lawmakers were forced to stay an extra day to get consensus on legislation to address the child migrant border surge at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Had Cantor, suddenly thrust into the rank-and-file, stuck around that extra day, that would have been one less vote GOP leaders would need to worry about in the scramble to round up the necessary support.
He also would have had a chance to leave one last mark on his immigration record, disagreements over which cost him his seat and his chance of someday becoming the speaker of the House. The second to last vote of the evening was on legislation to scale back the 2012 executive order granting stays of deportation young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents.
The final vote was on boosting funding for the Iron Dome defense system in Israel. Cantors departure means there are no longer any Jewish Republicans serving on Capitol Hill.
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I heard he had to leave to become a lobbyist - and some law said he had to leave on a certain date. Basically, another corrupt pol. What a shock.
I suspect Cantor has a cushy job lined up with some lobbyist group.
Well, as we used to say...good bye and don’t let the door hit you in the A.. on your way out.
Cantor’s absence was a vote for Hamas, the DNC,
and criminal illegals.
The People had him pegged.
Good riddance to him —
There has GOT to be some “real” reason for this despicable resignation ....
The least this loser could do is
take his loss like a man, and place a vote reflecting
constituents' current political wishes.
This really shows what he's made of,
runs out the door sulking with a big "eff-u" to his district...
Cantor was among the 20 lawmakers who did not vote Friday night
Where else could you get a job that allows one to not show up in order to evade performing a key responsibility? The U.S. congress is a great gig with incredible benefits. No wonder so many covet those jobs.
We get the government we deserve.
This really shows what he’s made of
He has lots of company. The congress is crowded with people just like him.
>>The congress is crowded with people just like him.
Jewish Repubications in Congress is a very small crowd.
It must be. I’ve never heard of a Repubication. ;)
These words, from the Sir Walter Scott poem, could well describe the vile, duplicitous Eric Cantor’s exit from Congress:
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Good riddance to the wretch Cantor.
I presume that every one of the none votes were effectively votes against the bill, but these losers were unwilling to put themselves on record of supporting Obama’s imperial amnesty.
Good thing Cantor has already been defeated. That leaves 19 others to show the door.
And Cantor failed his constituents by not voting.
20 corrupt cowards.
Republication is what you do when the first edition sells out.
Not only his constituents, but he failed his country....He just showed where his priorities lie...With himself, first and foremost.....