Campaign 2010

Jun 11, 2014

QUICK CLIP: DCCC Chairman Israel Highlights Cantor’s Primary Defeat

On MSNBC’s Jansing & Co. today, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel highlighted how the defeat of Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor will lead to more dysfunction from House Republicans.

Chairman Israel said: “This is a 10 on the political Richter scale and it is a stunning reminder to the American people of just how extreme, how far to the right and how far out of touch the Republicans in the House of Representatives have moved. When Eric Cantor, who is the leader of the Tea Party and the House Republican Caucus, is viewed as not rigid enough, that’s not good for America. In contrast, House Democrats are going to continue to pursue a mainstream agenda to strengthen the middle class, so that contrast is there: a Tea Party, right-wing, chaotic House Republican Caucus, and Democrats who want to continue to focus on the solutions for the middle-class.”

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