Rep. Bustos Worried about Cantor's Successor


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Democratic congresswoman from Illinois, Cheri Bustos, says she's worried the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor may lead to more gridlock in Washington.

Cantor sad this morning he's not ruling out running again. He lost his primary election in Virginia to republican tea party candidate Dave Brat last week, ending Cantor's hopes of an eighth term. Representative Cheri Bustos says it's hard enough getting bills passed in congress as it is, and worries losing Cantor, a far right leaning republican, may make things worse.

"I'm concerned on what that means from a policy perspective. It's very difficult already in congress to build consensus and if somebody who was already viewed as pretty far right is beaten by somebody who is farther right I have some concern about that," Bustos said.

Cantor is stepping down as House Majority Leader on July 31. A successor has not yet been named.


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