GOPers Furious With Cantor For Helping Oust Incumbent Republican

Speaking anonymously to The Hill, House Republicans vented their anger with Majority Leader Eric Cantor for helping oust longtime Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL) via a $25,000 donation to a super-PAC that attacked him.

A veteran lawmaker sized it up this way to the paper:

“It is a serious breach of trust,” the lawmaker said. “It sends a signal to the rest of us that if we don’t fall 100 percent in line…they will come after you.”

Cantor is in damage control mode, reportedly assuring his members that his donation was purely for the Manzullo race, and saying he does not support the super-PAC’s efforts to defeat other GOP incumbents.

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