James Warren DeMint, popularly called Jim DeMint is the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina. He is serving as junior Senator since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leader of the Tea Party movement. DeMint previously served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005.
Jim DeMint Timeline
June 24: Jim DeMint criticizes President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Whiie the President's decision is applauded by Democrats, the Republicans criticized it saying that the reserve should be used only in case of emergencies and certainly should not be used for price reduction.
"He's trying to be the wizard behind the curtain in 'The Wizard of Oz.' He's trying to control our economy from Washington. That's not how it works,"
"Instead of going after our own oil, our own energy, our own natural gas, the president has made it very difficult, really costing us tens of thousands of jobs. Now we're going to come - come into the Strategic Reserve to - to try to essentially manage oil prices,"