In case you haven’t heard, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his primary last night in perhaps the most shocking political upset in recent memory.
When an event like this happens, every political commentator wants to add their two cents but an intriguing perspective was given today by Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Drexel Hill).
“It was a stunner,” Meehan told WPHT’s Chris Stigall. He went on to express his belief that Cantor’s defeat was a signal that voters are frustrated with their elected officials and feel they aren’t paying enough attention to them.
Rep. Meehan also spoke of what will happen in the future now that it appears Congressman Cantor will step down as Majority Leader.
“My suspicion is Eric, himself, will probably step down,” he said. “You will then see a number of our colleagues and there’s good colleagues from all sides. We have a strong group, the Republican Study Committee, which is primarily the conservative group, if they rally around a particular individual; they probably have the votes to at least put somebody high in leadership and I think there’s a readiness and willingness for the entire conference to accept the idea that we would have a strong conservative voice in the leadership.”
Congressman Meehan won his primary unopposed in May. He did not give any indication (few members of the GOP caucus have) of who he might support to replace Rep. Cantor as Majority Leader.