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Eric Cantor Meets With Scandal-Plagued Rep. Michael Grimm

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Grimm has said he won't leave Congress over the charges but recently stepped down from his post on the Financial Services Committee, which Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) office said was appropriate. He has reportedly surrendered to the FBI.

Boehner and Cantor were part of the leadership team in 2006 when Republicans suffered huge losses in the mid-term election amid a swath of scandals. In recent years they've been determined to quietly snuff out members with ethical problems in order to protect their House majority.