A grass-roots rally is building among those who insist that Sen. Jim DeMint deserves a seat on the Senate Finance Committee.
“At the height of the struggle in the U.S. Senate to prevent President Obama from ramming Obamacare down America’s throat, Republicans sounded the retreat. They withdrew to the backrooms to cut a deal with the Democrats,” says Lawrence A. Hunter, director of the Social Security Institute.
The interest group calls the South Carolina Republican “heroic, principled and relentless,” among other things, particularly in his fight against health- care reform legislation.
“Sen. Jim DeMint would have no part of it. DeMint stood alone on the Senate floor in an effort to rally the Republican troops to make a stand. He was cajoled and threatened by Republican leaders to give up his effort but he persisted,” Mr. Hunter continues.
He’s asking conservatives to contact Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and “demand” that Mr. DeMint be given that single open seat on the Finance Committee, which controls legislation on Social Security, Medicare and other retirement programs.
“He is a forceful and dependable voice of conservatism in the Senate,” Mr. Hunter says.