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Why Did Eric Cantor Quit Congress Early?


RUSH: We'll go to Mark in Richmond, Virginia. Mark, I'm glad you called. Welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Thank you, sir. Thank you for taking my phone call today.

RUSH: You bet, sir.

CALLER: My question is: What do you think of Eric Cantor's resignation? Do you think that it was done genuinely to help David Brat, or do you think it's done to get a better-paying job that he's got on the side or what?

RUSH: I don't know. You know, I haven't really thought about it. I mean, he's gone anyway, so why not now?


RUSH: He's gonna be leaving at some point. I haven't really taken the time to attach any motives to it, but you are from Virginia. I mean, you may be more informed than I on this. Is there some theory being bandied about as to why? Are you upset that he quit this early?

CALLER: No. It was just a surprise to all of us in this area.

RUSH: But he only quit, what, a couple weeks earlier than he intended to, right?

CALLER: Well, no. I thought he was gonna stay on until his term expires January 20-whatever when the person that's get elected to come into office, right?

RUSH: Well, I could be mistaken. I thought that he was going to resign sometime in August, before the recess or shortly after, sometime maybe in September. I don't know where I saw that. It might have been on election night or shortly after. But it had to do with the fact that he wasn't gonna be around for certain votes that he was... Look, there's no question he's got a lobbying future. You know that and I know that, and how do we know that? Do you know why we know that?

CALLER: 'Cause of all the money that he was getting from everywhere else in the country.

RUSH: Where's he been vacationing?

CALLER: Well, that, too.

RUSH: The Hamptons! So more power to him. I mean, if you throw him out, it's his turn to get rich now. He'll show you!



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