Jim DeMint Blasts Wimpy Reid For Aiding Enemy in Iraq
The “cut and runners” got a deserved tongue lashing yesterday from Senator DeMint.
Their disgraceful words came back to haunt them.
Senator Jim DeMint blasted the democratic cut and runners and specifically Majority Leader harry Reid yesterday in a talk to constituents.
The State reported:
Sen. Jim DeMint on Tuesday blamed Democratic “wimps” in Congress for American casualties in Iraq, and cited Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for special censure.
During a luncheon speech to 100 constituents in Spartanburg, DeMint also took issue with the now widespread belief that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, saying the executed Iraqi dictator had “stockpiles of chemical weapons” that still exist.
DeMint devoted most of his comments to the current immigration debate in the Senate. But he spoke about the war when a woman in the audience stood and asked him how long U.S. troops will remain in Iraq.
“Al-Qaida knows that we’ve got a lot of wimps in Congress,” DeMint said. “I believe a lot of the casualties can be laid at the feet of all the talk in Congress about how we’ve got to get out, we’ve got to cut and run.”
Asked later who he had targeted in his comments, DeMint replied:
“To a large degree, the Democratic party and those who basically declared defeat like Harry Reid.”
Here was Reid’s pathetic response:
Reid, a Nevada Democrat, became the Senate leader after his party gained control of Congress in November.
“The last thing this country needs right now is this kind of disgraceful rhetoric,” Jim Manley, a spokesman for Reid, said of DeMint’s remarks.
Boy, now if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.