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Chaos erupts at Cantor election night headquarters after his departure

By Laura Vozzella, Tuesday, June 10, 9:32 PM E-mail the writer
RICHMOND — As if the political drama were not powerful enough, chaos erupted at the election night headquarters shortly after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded his stunning defeat to tea party backed conservative David Brat.

Cantor addressed his supporters for about four minutes at a suburban Richmond hotel ballroom, then boarded SUV without taking questions from supporters scurrying after him.

Then it got really rambunctious. In the room of downcast Cantor supporters, a new energy suddenly erupted — but not the kind they wanted election night. A group of immigration activists stormed the ballroom, screaming and waving a flag. “What do we want? Immigration reform! When do we want it? Now!”

A few Cantor supporters tried to block their entrance into the ballroom, and pushing and shoving ensued. And before they reached the microphone, one Cantor supporter threw his glass of wine onto a female protestor. She swore at him in return.

A hotel employee took the microphone Cantor had used and told the protestors in Spanish that the police were on their way.

Upon their arrival, police told the protestors that they would be arrested if they did not immediately leave.

Another Spanish-speaking man who was with the protestors told them that they had made their point and should follow the police’s directions and leave.

They did so, but in the parking lot, a Cantor supporter yelled, “Get a job!” to a immigration reform supporter who was wrapped in an American flag.

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Washington, DC – Tonight, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) conceded to GOP Primary challenger, David Brat, in the race for the Republican primary in VA-07.

Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to this news:

    “Let’s be clear: Eric Cantor was no friend of immigration reform.  He’s been the main person in the House blocking a vote on citizenship, and he proudly campaigned on his opposition to reform.

    “He’s also a slick politician who speaks out of both sides of his mouth on issues such as immigration, and when a politician speaks out of both sides of his mouth it means he doesn’t believe in anything.  Cantor has always seemed more interested in his own rise to House speaker than in tending to his district.  It appears the primary voters decided he was out of touch.

    “Whether immigration reform happens or not, these are the facts: a year ago the Senate passed a bipartisan bill, it’s still up to the House GOP leadership to decide whether to give us a vote or not, and the votes exist in the House to pass reform.  Maybe Boehner will be freed up to do the right thing.  But if the House GOP declares immigration dead, then we will turn to a President who has the authority to take executive action.

    “If the House GOP declares immigration is dead, then so is the GOP as a national party.  The growing number of Latino, Asian American and immigrant voters will make sure of it.

    “Too bad Rep. Cantor didn’t steal a page from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who leaned into the issue, was unapologetic about his principled stand and won his primary handily.  Elections are referendums on an incumbent’s leadership ability.  Graham won big.  Cantor lost big.”

347 Days Since Senate Passed its Immigration Bill; 17 Days Left Until Window of Opportunity Closes
Frank J. Fleming ‏@IMAO_

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Is this a joke?

Did Cantor really lose?

Can I believe my eyes?

The "Tea Party" is dead or dying, right?

Right ????

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I am enjoying this win while I can. There are so few these days. 

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The "Tea Party" is dead or dying, right?
Just in the Senate.
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