House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Sunday indicated he won’t go into lobbying now that he lost the Republican nomination for his seat to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.
“I don’t think that I want to be a lobbyist, but I do want to be — play a role in — in the public debate. I’ve had a lot of experience, obviously, in the intersection of government and politics and issues affecting the global economy,” Cantor said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked if he would ruled out lobbying.
But he also didn’t rule it out.
“I don’t want to close off any options right now. I’m just hopeful that I can continue to be a champion for the kinds of things that we are working on here in Washington,” he said about his future. “I believe after almost 23 years in public service, that I can play a role and not just in elected office, obviously, but in the private sector.
Watch the full “This Week” interview with Cantor via ABC: