Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Jim DeMint Issues Statement On Tim Scott Appointment to Senate
FitsNews ^ | 12/18/2012

Posted on 12/18/2012 5:20:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Columbia, S.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), who is leaving the Senate in early January to lead the Heritage Foundation, made the following statement regarding the announcement by Governor Nikki Haley (R-South Carolina) that Rep. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) would serve as his replacement.

___________________________

“Governor Haley has made a great choice for South Carolina and the nation,” said Senator DeMint. “Tim Scott is a principled leader and will make an outstanding senator for the people of the South Carolina and an important voice for conservatives across the nation. I’ve known Tim for years and am confident he will serve our state with honor and distinction. He’s become a good friend who I know he cares deeply about the future of our nation and will fight to increase freedom and opportunity for everyone. I will do everything I can over the next days and weeks to ensure the transition is smooth and that Tim has everything he needs from my office to hit the ground running. I also want to express my thanks to Governor Haley, as she went through a thoughtful and deliberative process and has again proven why she’s a trusted conservative leader for our state.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: jimdemint; senate; southcarolina; timscott

1 posted on 12/18/2012 5:20:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

From the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/us/politics/congressman-picked-for-south-carolina-senate-seat.html
__________________________________

Mr. DeMint announced on Dec. 6 that he would leave two years into his second Senate term to run the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research group in Washington. He attended the announcement at the Statehouse in Columbia and praised Mr. Scott.

“I can walk away from the Senate knowing that someone is in this seat that is better than I am that will carry the voice of opportunity conservatism to the whole country in a way that I couldn’t do,” Mr. DeMint said.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 5:22:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: upchuck

ping


3 posted on 12/18/2012 5:23:50 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Governor Nikki Haley is conservative, a woman. Would like to see her or Palin run. Here in blue next to Palin (both hot imo too)


4 posted on 12/18/2012 5:24:07 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

GREAT NEWS!


5 posted on 12/18/2012 5:31:28 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Babsig; be-baw; BlessingsofLiberty; ...
Thanks for the ping perdogg.

  
Jim
DeMint
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Just FReepmail me.

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

If there is interest, I'll start a Tim Scott ping list. Let me know.

6 posted on 12/18/2012 6:15:36 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

What’d be nice would be if she could proactively replace that asshat Graham. How does the same electorate that elects Jim Demint elect that guy?


7 posted on 12/18/2012 6:33:06 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Still Thinking

“””What’d be nice would be if she could proactively replace that asshat Graham. How does the same electorate that elects Jim Demint elect that guy?””””

I don’t think Linda Graham would like you calling her a “guy”.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 6:37:55 AM PST by shelterguy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: shelterguy

Good point! Might scare off her boyfriend, John “Lettuce” McBackstabbingaislereachingsellout.


9 posted on 12/18/2012 7:28:49 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
The US Senate Democrats do not have one Black Man in its chambers.

Democrats are racist, intolerant, just one big Old White Man's Club.

10 posted on 12/18/2012 8:03:52 AM PST by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Democrat_media
Governor Nikki Haley is conservative, a woman who backed Romney for the nomination when there were still plenty of viable conservative alternative candidates.

Just saying. Palin has done the same.

11 posted on 12/18/2012 8:21:59 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Still Thinking
How does the same electorate that elects Jim Demint elect that guy?

Again, for those tuning in late, Linseed lied to conservatives in order to be elected the first time. Won re-election in 2008 in spite of organized S.C. conservatives efforts not to touch the straight-party vote button. But Palin was so popular here in 2008...and still is...that enough voters DID vote straight GOP ticket after enough Dems had crossed over to vote for Linseed in the primary election.
12 posted on 12/18/2012 8:35:00 AM PST by Resettozero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Democrat_media

“Governor Nikki Haley is conservative, a woman”

She is a RINO who did some big time Romney ass kissing trying to carry the state for him. Newt handed him his lunch, beating him by double digits in the state.

My brother has lived outside Charleston for 45 years. He tells me Haley is not liked by other republican lawmakers and basically goes on a lot of vacations.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 12:56:27 PM PST by NKP_Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Jim DeMint is a class act from the get go. How I wish we had more political leaders like him. How I wish even more that we had more constituents like those in his state to elect people like him.

All my best wishes to soon-to-be Senator Tim Scott. I wouldn't be surprised to see Sen. DeMint let him take his seat a few days earlier just to get a leg up on seniority.

14 posted on 12/18/2012 3:04:55 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

I care not the color of a conservative. May God Bless Senator Scott—Press hard!!


15 posted on 12/18/2012 5:13:29 PM PST by willowdean
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: All

btw, since DeMint now heads the Heritage Foundation, I thought I’d post this interesting story:

“Beware! Regulations Incoming!

Buckle up, job-creators: The administrative state is set to grow steadily larger in 2013 with a slew of new regulations.”

more http://blog.heritage.org/2012/12/18/beware-regulations-incoming/


16 posted on 12/18/2012 9:22:32 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Nikki Haley is conservative.

Here’s a clue : socialism doesn’t work. So stop working for it so much.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 5:27:23 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
I wish DeMint wouldn't have put himself down the way he did in his statement...not once, but twice.

This was really uncomfortable to read from someone I admire.

Leni

18 posted on 12/19/2012 5:32:58 AM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet
Nikki Haley is conservative. Sarah Palin campaigned with Nikki and for her. Nikki was a tea party candidate.

Here's a clue : socialism doesn't work. So stop working for it so much.

19 posted on 12/19/2012 5:38:45 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: MinuteGal
Well, he's just acknowledging reality - as a white male member of the privileged elite racist WASPy warmongering woman-hating Wall Street-loving class, 90% of what he says is automatically disregarded by a lot of voters the GOP message needs to reach.

Maybe Scott will only be disregarded by 85%...

20 posted on 12/19/2012 5:46:36 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Carry_Okie

those saying crap like that are ridiculous or liberals .

To take one action , backing ANOTHER candidate as somehow proof that negates a long record of conservatism ( as in Palin’s and Haley’s) is ridiculous. these people never stop campaigning FOR Obama by rabidly attacking ANY one with an R behind their name be it Haley, Palin, BAchmann etc.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 5:50:05 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Democrat_media

I could care less if Palin campaigned with her. Haley has been clueless as a republican governor. She does not know how to work with other republicans in the legislature and they want her gone. She did not have the experience OR temperament for the job. Like I said she goes on a lot of vacations. My brother is a retired police chief and still has many friends in the state republican party. Like everyone else he says she is in over her head and they want her gone. Palin campaigns for who she thinks will be the best candidate, but she does not have a crystal ball. And like I said Haley jumped on the Willard Romney bandwagon instead of supporting the most conservative candidate. That alone should tell you what kind of politician she is.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 6:29:21 AM PST by NKP_Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Whatever , Nikki is conservative and would be a lot better than your Obama which is a little communist dictatorial piece of crap.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 11:01:39 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Democrat_media

Who in the world are you calling a democrat? I didn’t make Haley support Romney over Newt or Santorum. She’s an opportunist. I also listen to my brother who has lived in SC for 45 years. She’s not liked by the republican heavy hitters in the state. Here’s what she had to say before appointing anyone to DeMint’s seat. “Experience not required”. I guess that made DeMint feel real good.

http://www.thestate.com/2012/12/13/2554339/sc-governor-experience-not-required.html#.UNJej3fc9cY

Here’s an example of the way Haley operates that pisses off conservatives.

http://www.fitsnews.com/2012/12/14/nikki-haleys-liberal-sc-hacked-team/


24 posted on 12/19/2012 4:53:20 PM PST by NKP_Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

By your convoluted logic Gov Palin also is a RINO for backing McCain against JD Hayworth. Extrapolating further, Google will provide an unending list of Republicans who have supported your definitions of RINO’s. Reminds me of cannibalism.


25 posted on 12/20/2012 11:08:44 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: entropy12

Palin supported McCain for obvious reasons. Being conservative aint one of them.

Like I said, Haley showed her true colors by supporting the LIBERAL Romney for US president. She got handed her ass for it. Hopefully there will be no more talk of her and other opportunists like her being the NEW republican party. She needs to worry about getting reelected in a state where she likes to cozy up with liberals. South Carolinians don’t liberals.


26 posted on 12/21/2012 1:37:03 PM PST by NKP_Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

You are correct in that Romney is a social liberal. However compared to Obama he is conservative. Romney never co-sponsored a bill which renders the abortionist not guilty for murder for killing a live born fetus during a botched abortion.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 4:01:23 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: entropy12

“You are correct in that Romney is a social liberal. However compared to Obama he is conservative”

If Haley had wanted to support the most conservative she would have supported Santorum. No abortion for any reason. Abortion is murder. Any abortion. Romney was pro-abortion the majority of his political life and is the father of homosexual “marriage” in this country. I was not comparing Obama to Romney. Of course Obama is the most extreme. But without a doubt Romney was the most liberal republican candidate who was ever nominated. That’s why he lost to the communist. Millions of conservatives didn’t even bother to show up the polls because they could not bring themselves to vote for him. He was a terrible nominee.


28 posted on 12/21/2012 4:53:26 PM PST by NKP_Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

The dire economic situation facing the country is number one issue facing the country. Just ask the millions who can not find good jobs, are working part time, working in jobs below their skill level or simply given up looking.

We currently have the lowest number of people employed in many years, perhaps decades. This country has done a terrible mistake in re-electing a president who never ran even a hot dog stand. I would rather have a president who is not my cup of tea on social issues, but has first hand experience in the real economy and dog eat dog competitive world of main street economy.

But the voters get what they deserve.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 7:44:51 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: NKP_Vet

Nikki is a conservative and a tea party candidate.

What you say is ridiculous and only helps democrats/socialism/statism. Actions show who you are.


30 posted on 12/22/2012 5:43:34 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson