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Interview: Eric Cantor Steps Down

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

Eric Cantor

Fresh from the stunning loss of his Virginia house seat, Eric Cantor on Wednesday stepped down as House Majority Leader, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. White House Secretary Josh Earnest said the White House did not agree that Cantor’s loss means chances of immigration reform this year are dead, as some were speculating. And on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defended the prisoner exchange that brought the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after years of captivity with the Taliban, telling skeptical lawmakers that the operation had needed to be kept secret from Congress to ensure that the soldier was not killed by his captors in the days leading up to the swap.

ABC and White House correspondent Ann Compton joined us earlier to discuss:

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