Republican leadership, in particular Speaker of the House John Boehner, should be wary of the growing level of frustration within their party, said South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint, who recently announced that he will leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this session to become president of the The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.


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During an interview with Jay Severin on TheBlaze radio network Thursday, DeMint issued a warning directly to Boehner while expressing his own frustrations with Capitol Hill and his party, which led to his decision to leave public office.

“Boehner says he is not concerned about his speakership, ought he be?” asked Severin.

“Yea, I think so,” answered DeMint.

Shortly after announcing his decision to leave Congress, DeMint delivered a slight barb against the Speaker during an interview with Rush Limbaugh. Saying “It might work a little bit the other way around,” when asked if the Speaker forced him out.


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Read more at The Blaze. By Christopher Santarelli.


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