“I knew that it would cause some, I guess, ‘talking points’ within the party, but to tell you the truth, the party leadership, they were very professional about it,” he told Fox’s Geraldo Rivera. “They do realize I have a very poor district, and they do realize that this healthcare reform bill, or any kind of reform, can help the people of my district.”

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) “fully understands my position,” Cao added, “and even though he would like for me to vote along with the party, at the end of the day, they were very professional.”