House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke tonight shortly after he lost the Virginia GOP primary to tea party-backed challenger Dave Brat.

Cantor told a crowd that serving as congressman and majority leader has been the highest honor of his life.


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“We want to create a Virginia and an America that works for everybody,” he said, stressing conservative solutions to fix problems in the nation.

“I know there’s a lot of long faces here tonight. It’s disappointing, sure. But I believe in this country. I believe there’s opportunity around the next corner for all of us.”


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Watch the speech above.