Embattled Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm met with a man who may control his political future Wednesday.
Grimm had a closed-door meeting in Washington with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to discuss the criminal charges brought against him.
Neither side said much about what happened in the meeting, but so far, Cantor has not called for Grimm to resign or give up on his re-election bid.
NY1 spoke to Cantor exclusively as he walked through the Capitol.
Cantor:Michael Grimm has to make his case to his constituents, and he's going to make his case in court.
Washington bureau reporter Michael Scotto: I mean, did you, are you confident that he can serve effectively, that he should be seeking re-election with all this going on?
Cantor: Look, look, you know, we've got a system that allows a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and he's going to have to make his case. He's going to have to make his case to his constituents and going to have to make his case in court.
The House's GOP campaign committee has already cut off financial support for Grimm's re-election campaign.
He's been indicted on 20 counts, alleging tax fraud while he co-owned a fast-food health restaurant from 2007 to 2010.