Reports: Eric Cantor Will Resign As House Majority Leader

AP

Eric Cantor will resign as House majority leader effective July 31, the Washington Post first reported on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after his shocking defeat Tuesday night in Virginia’s Republican primary.

Cantor’s aides didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

The New York Times also reported Cantor’s intention to step down.

The Virginian’s decision sets up an intra-party race to succeed him as numerous House Republicans are already jockeying for the coveted No. 2 position.

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