Jews Wrestle with Cantor Defeat Staff
Posted: Jun 11, 2014 10:52 AM

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost his Republican congressional primary to Tea Party-backed Dave Brat in a shocking landslide Tuesday, is the highest-ranking Jew in the history of the U.S. Congress. As news of Cantor's defeat spread, Jews on both sides of the aisle wrestled with what his defeat meant for American Jews in politics--and for Republican Jews in particular, who had long seen Cantor as a champion for their cause.