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Eric Cantor Skips Final Immigration Votes
rollcall.com ^ | 8/1/14 | Emma Dumain

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 Cantor’s 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. Cantor’s departure means there are no longer any Jewish Republicans serving on Capitol Hill.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; cantor; elections
He couldn't bear to vote against his beloved illegal aliens! His insidious plans for House immigration votes shattered!
1 posted on 08/02/2014 6:12:40 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

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.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 6:15:22 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: cotton1706

I suspect Cantor has a cushy job lined up with some lobbyist group.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 6:16:24 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: cotton1706

Well, as we used to say...good bye and don’t let the door hit you in the A.. on your way out.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: cotton1706

Cantor’s absence was a vote for Hamas, the DNC,
and criminal illegals.

The People had him pegged.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 6:17:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: cotton1706
Apparently he going to be a Lobbyist for La Raza.
6 posted on 08/02/2014 6:22:03 AM PDT by DAC21
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7 posted on 08/02/2014 6:23:10 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: cotton1706

Good riddance to him —


8 posted on 08/02/2014 6:27:43 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: miss marmelstein; neverdem; narses; Nachum; SunkenCiv; cogitator

There has GOT to be some “real” reason for this despicable resignation ....


9 posted on 08/02/2014 6:28:59 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Diogenesis
What a petulant little cry baby and

vote-wasting spoilsport.

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...

10 posted on 08/02/2014 6:30:35 AM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: cotton1706

Cantor was among the 20 lawmakers who did not vote Friday night

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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.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 6:35:49 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: 4Liberty

This really shows what he’s made of

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He has lots of company. The congress is crowded with people just like him.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 6:37:32 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

>>The congress is crowded with people just like him.

Jewish Repubications in Congress is a very small crowd.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 6:52:31 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Lisbon1940

It must be. I’ve never heard of a Repubication. ;)


14 posted on 08/02/2014 6:54:17 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: cotton1706

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.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 6:57:13 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: cotton1706

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.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT by Reno89519 (For every illegal with a job, there's an American without one.)
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To: Diogenesis

And Cantor failed his constituents by not voting.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT by kabar
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To: cotton1706

20 corrupt cowards.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 7:02:32 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Starboard

Republication is what you do when the first edition sells out.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 7:02:54 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: kabar

Not only his constituents, but he failed his country....He just showed where his priorities lie...With himself, first and foremost.....


20 posted on 08/02/2014 7:21:49 AM PDT by JW1949
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To: hoosierham

NOT VOTING 20 -—

Blumenauer
Camp
Campbell
Cantor
Davis (CA)
DesJarlais
Ellison
Fattah
Garamendi
Grayson
Green, Gene
Hanabusa
McDermott
Miller, Gary
Nunnelee
Ruiz
Rush
Sánchez, Linda T.
Schock
Speier


21 posted on 08/02/2014 7:27:37 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Who were the democrats who voted FOR it? If I saw the screen correctly there were 10.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 7:33:52 AM PDT by buckeye49
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To: cotton1706

Quitter!!!


23 posted on 08/02/2014 7:39:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: buckeye49

There was just one Dem who voted for the bill—Cuellar. Four Reps voted against it—Broun (GA), Fincher, Jones, and Massie.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 8:03:44 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Thomas Massie from Kentucky??? Whoa.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 8:08:16 AM PDT by buckeye49
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To: cotton1706

Wow. Did VA voters ever make the right move.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 8:51:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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