The president should demand that Secretary Geithner resign and immediately replace him with someone who will help Washington focus on balancing our budget and allowing the private sector to create jobsDeMint calls for Geithner's resignation Aug 06, 2011
The first step is obviously to -- to defund it. And I think we can do that with Republicans controlling the HouseTea Party senator: Defund 'Obamacare' Nov 07, 2010
We shouldn't be jamming a major arms control treaty up against Christmas; it's sacrilegious and disrespectfulDeMint: Crammed agenda 'sacrilegious' Dec 16, 2010
Americans should reject the sky-is-falling hysteria coming from President Obama and demand that Congress stop the debt and balance the budgetDeMint: No increase in debt limit Jan 21, 2011
For months he opposed all efforts to reduce the debt in return for a debt ceiling increase. His opposition to serious spending and debt reforms has been reckless and now the American people will pay the priceDeMint calls for Geithner's resignation Aug 06, 2011
James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leader in the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005.
DeMint was born in Greenville, South Carolina, one of four children. His parents, Betty W. (née Rawlings) and Thomas Eugene DeMint, divorced when he was five years old. Following the divorce, Betty DeMint operated a dance studio out of the family's home.
DeMint was educated at Christ Church Episcopal School and Wade Hampton High School in Greenville. DeMint played drums for a cover band called Salt & Pepper. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Clemson University.