DeMint: Graham 'Wrong' For Saying Tea Party Will 'Die Out'

7 years ago by David

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) disagreed Sunday with a notion put forward by a fellow South Carolina Republican Senator that the Tea Party would eventually "die out."

In an interview with New York Times Magazine, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, "The problem with the Tea Party, I think it's just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out."

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, DeMint disagreed. "Lindsey's a great friend but he is wrong on this," said DeMint.

"The Tea Party is just the tip of the iceberg of an American awakening of people who are standing up. They want to take back their government. It's not a matter of right or left or conservative or liberal. It's really a matter about success or failure as a country and I think Americans are going to show in November that this isn't going away," he said.

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