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 ...