Strained relationship of Cantor, Boehner put to test in debt debate

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 9:28 AM
Strained relationship of Cantor, Boehner put to test in debt debate

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) does not wield the Speaker’s gavel, but he appears to hold a veto pen in the Republican conference.

At a White House summit last Thursday, the GOP leader objected to the outlines of a grand bargain Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had been negotiating with President Obama, saying that neither he nor House Republicans would support a proposal that included more than $1 trillion in tax increases.