Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) loss to tea party challenger David Brat in the Republican primary for Cantor’s district shows that the tea party controls the Republican Party.
Here’s Wasserman Schultz’s statement:
Tonight’s result in Virginia settles the debate once and for all – the Tea Party has taken control of the Republican Party. Period. When Eric Cantor, who time and again has blocked common sense legislation to grow the middle class, can’t earn the Republican nomination, it’s clear the GOP has redefined ‘far right.’ Democrats on the other hand have nominated a mainstream candidate who will proudly represent this district and I look forward to his victory in November.
Cantor lost to economics professor David Brat.