Demint responds to Barbour

HANNITY: All right. Last question. You were attacked by Haley Barbour today. He said our people have to understand that we can’t let the perfect be the enemy of good. He said in politics, purity is a dog loser. We can’t go out with the idea that we are going to be pure or we are going to do nothing basically talking pretty much about you. The headline is Haley Barbour criticizes DeMint for not supporting Boehner. Your reaction?

DEMINT: Well, I’m getting a lot of criticism and I expect it. But this is not about purity Sean, nowhere close to purity. Because if I had my way, we would be balancing our budget in the next five years and I think we need to. But I’m willing to work with the president, the Democrats, moderate Republicans. But if we don’t put our country on a path towards a balanced budget, we are putting it on a path towards bankruptcy. That’s the only two choices we are facing right now. So, I’m not willing to support any plan that doesn’t realize that we need to move towards that balanced budget.

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7/26/11