Cornyn Elected U.S. Senate Minority Whip

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will serve as minority whip in the 113th Congress after Senate Republicans elected him to the leadership post on Wednesday morning. 

Also on Wednesday, Cornyn's Texas counterpart, Sen.-elect Ted Cruz, was chosen as National Republican Senatorial Committee vice chairman. The NRSC works to ensure that Republicans are elected to the Senate.

In a statement immediately after the vote, Cornyn said, “I’m honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to help lead our caucus during such a critical time for this country."

As minority whip, Cornyn will be second-in-command behind Minority Leader Mitch ...

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