On the Hill

Blunt Steps Aside

House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) has announced he's relinquishing his leadership post. Blunt's resignation paves the way for Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, the current Chief Deputy Whip, who had already started campaigning to replace his onetime mentor.

Via AP:

Blunt said he had long ago decided that if Republicans did not
reclaim the majority in Tuesday's elections, he would step down
from the difficult job of shepherding votes.

As far as we know, Roy Blount Jr. (no relation) will retain his position as a panelist on the NPR News quiz show "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me".



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