(WASHINGTON TIMES) A top adviser to President Obama said Friday that Rep. Eric Cantor’s election loss creates an opportunity for House Republicans to approve comprehensive immigration reform.
“There’s change of leadership obviously with Cantor’s loss,” said senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Let’s see them take action. The president would like to give them the opportunity to do so.”
Ms. Jarrett, speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, downplayed suggestions by some that Mr. Cantor’s perceived support for immigration reform contributed to his defeat in the Virginia GOP primary earlier this month.
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