Sahil Kapur

Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at sahil@talkingpointsmemo.com and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.

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Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) weighed in Tuesday night after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) shocking defeat in the GOP primary to David Brat.

"Eric Cantor and I have been through a lot together," Boehner said. "He’s a good friend and a great leader, and someone I’ve come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing. My thoughts are with him and Diana and their kids tonight."

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) revived his call for gun safety legislation Tuesday when asked if he'd like to see his bill mandating background checks for firearm purchases at gun shows and Internet sales come up in the Senate again.

"I'm always -- I mean, it just makes so much sense," Manchin told TPM during a brief interview in the Capitol. "How do you argue against finding out if a person is a criminal or a person's mentally been adjudicated. All this needs to be done. Sure. I'd like to see reasonable people come to reasonable decisions on a reasonable piece of legislation."

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) warned Tuesday that if Republicans block immigration reform they'll lose the presidency in 2016 no matter who they nominate.

"I agree with Mr. [Tom] Donohue, the head of the Chamber of Commerce. It doesn't matter who we nominate. We'll [lose]," the party's 2008 presidential nominee told a few reporters in the Capitol, in response to a question from TPM.

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