Eric Cantor Says He’ll Vote for David Brat, Whose Name He Won’t Say

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08:  House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) delivers remarks about his support of charter schools and tax-funded voucher programs that help pay for private and parochial schools at the Brookings Institution January 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. "Right now, school choice is under attack," Cantor said. He also said that the House Republicans will work to prevent anything that "could devastate the growth of education opportunity," including New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's pledge to charge rent to the wealthiest charter schools.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2014 Getty Images

During an appearance on Sunday's State of the Union, the soon-to-be former House Speaker claimed that he intended to vote for the Ayn Randloving Randolph-Macon College professor who came out of nowhere to beat him in last week's Virginia primary battle. Without mentioning Brat by name, let alone congratulating him on his victory, Cantor said, "I want a Republican to hold this seat. Of course. Of course." Of course, Brat's Democratic opponent, Jack Trammell, barely has a website, so Cantor can probably afford to forget to show up at the polls without worrying about the GOP losing his district.