Eric Cantor went down to a surprising defeat yesterday during Virginia’s primary elections. His much less funded and more grassroots opponent David Brat beat him in a decisive victory. Cantor’s own internal polling had him leading by 34 points. Many experts on the right believe his loss had to do with his push for Amnesty combined with the recent reports of thousands of children swarming in to the United States over the southern border.
Morning Answer co-host Elisha Krauss mentioned that Cantor voted 95% of the time with Republicans.
“If we’re all quiet, you might be able to hear Ronald Reagan spinning in Simi Valley,” joked Morning Answer co-host Brian Whitman. “Because if Ronald Reagan were alive to hear that…the House Majority leader, who votes with Republicans 95% of the time, and that’s not good enough…and they kick him out?!”
“But that’s the beauty of the American system…it doesn’t matter how often you vote – it matters about the issues that you vote on,” countered Elisha.
Brian continued to disagree, saying it did matter because it underscores how rigid some folks in the Republican Party, and more specifically the TEA Party, want you to be with your voting.
Click on the player above to hear more commentary from Brian and Elisha about the unexpected results of the Cantor race.