Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) predicted Thursday that Republicans would fold on taxes in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
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“The president campaigned on raising taxes and getting rid of the Bush-era tax cuts, and he’s going to get his wish,” DeMint said on “CBS This Morning.” “I believe we’re going to be raising taxes not just on the top earners; everyone is going to be paying more taxes in the country, and I believe that’s what the president wants.”
For DeMint, who shocked Washington last week with the announcement that he would resign his Senate seat in January to become president of the Heritage Foundation, the remarks are the latest thumb in the eye of the House Republican leadership.
The Tea Party favorite has repeatedly expressed a lack of confidence in how Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is handling talks with the White House.
After announcing his resignation last Thursday, DeMint went on the Rush Limbaugh radio show and joked about deposing Boehner from his position as Speaker. Shortly after, he went on CNN to deliver another parting shot.
Read More at The Hill . By Jonathan Easley.