James W. "Jim" DeMint is a Republican Senator from South Carolina. He was first elected to the Senate in 2004, after serving for six years in the U.S. House as the Congressman from District 4.
- “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.” - Source: DeMint rips war ‘wimps’, by James Rosen, The State (South Carolina), May 30, 2007. DeMint also said that Saddam had chemical weapons.