Rep. McKeon on moving forward after Cantor's defeat

Congressman reacts to the House Majority Leader's loss


This is a rush transcript from "Your World," June 11, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Buck McKeon, is he still with us just in case? He is.

Congressman, I know we have very limited time here. I apologize for that, given this.

What do you think of this? What do you think of the message it is for the Republicans?

REP. HOWARD "BUCK" MCKEON, R-CALIF.: Oh, I think, you know, we all felt badly that Eric lost.

It was a big shock to all of us, something we hadn't even thought about. But the conference is strong, resilient. I think it's going to be a great Republican year. That's just a sad thing for Eric and his family right now, and it's a loss to the conference, but we will move forward.

We have lots of -- lots of great leaders, and we will elect new ones and we will move forward.

CAVUTO: So, Congressman, you feel as -- as he stated, that this is local to this district, it -- and all politics being local, don't make some national statement over it?

MCKEON: We have 435 House races across the country.

I think what really happened here, in my little time that I have spent here, and what I -- how I have observed things, when you go into leadership, such as Eric, you really give up your own life. You sacrifice a lot.

CAVUTO: All right.

MCKEON: I just thanked him for his sacrifice.

CAVUTO: Congressman...

MCKEON: So, he was working to support us and help us --

CAVUTO: Gotcha.

MCKEON: And he had to leave his own district a lot.

CAVUTO: And we have to leave here. That will do it. He's out.

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