WASHINGTON (6/13/14)--The Credit Union National Association and its signature conference offered a backdrop to a Fox Business segment about U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) stepping down as House majority leader.
|U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) appearance at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference served as a backdrop for Fox Business commentary Thursday.|
During a Thursday morning analysis by Mike Emanuel on Fox Business, background video included Cantor's introduction by Virginia Credit Union League President/CEO Rick Pillow at the 2013 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. The video continued to show Cantor speaking to GAC attendees.
On Wednesday, Cantor resigned from the No. 2 position in the House after losing in Tuesday's primary to Dave Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.
House Republicans will hold an election for Cantor's position June 19.
"Rep. Cantor has been a friend to the Commonwealth's credit unions stretching back to his service in the Virginia General Assembly," said David Miles, Virginia league senior vice president. "The congressman's campaigns have always been able to count on the dedicated support of credit union volunteers. We were surprised by the results of the primary, but now look forward to meeting with the Republican and Democratic candidates for the 7th District seat to educate them about credit unions and our issues."