Human Events: Will Solid Conservatives Run the New Senate?
Brian Darling, the Heritage Foundation’s Director of Senate Relations, in Human Events:
Roll this phrase around your brain: “Senate Majority Leader Jim DeMint.” Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Well, Jim DeMint may not ascend to that position in the next Congress, but he should be the most important player in the Senate in determining the direction of the Republican Party. The Jim DeMint Caucus will be a strong, powerful deterrent to those in the Republican Party who will want to work with the most liberal President of our lifetime to preserve earmarks, elements of Obamacare and billions in wasteful spending.
The first shots of a conservative revolution have been fired in the Senate races in Florida, Kentucky, Utah and Alaska.
Last February, DeMint told the assembled audience at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC):
“I’ve been criticized by some of my Republican colleagues for saying I’d rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who believe in the principles of freedom, than 60 who don’t believe in anything. Let me make myself even clearer: I’d rather have 30 Marco Rubios in the Senate than 60 Arlen Specters. But, if that were the case I wouldn’t have to settle for 30, because strong conservatives who believe in a constitutional limited government like Marco Rubio will pave the way to a new Republican majority that will keep our promises to the American people.”