House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in a massive upset to primary challenger David Brat.
Brat accused Eric Cantor — who hinted that he might support a compromise that would allow undocumented immigrants to stay in America — of being soft on immigration. He even dubbed Cantor "the number one Republican supporter of amnesty."
On hearing about Cantor's loss, anti-immigration conservatives took to Twitter to celebrate.
They declared "amnesty" very, very dead:
They warned other Republicans to change their ways:
RINOs in particular:
And a few took it a bit further:
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