Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) said today that if Democrats pass health care reform without Republican support, they’ll suffer losses in the 2010 election cycle.
“If we get into this kind of backroom shenanigans, I think the American people are going to throw them out of office — and they should,” DeMint said on CNBC.
Even President Obama political standing would be damaged, he said.
“If he passes this without any Republican support — or really, any American support — I think it’s going to hurt his presidency,” he said.
DeMint is the senator who said health care reform would be Obama’s “Waterloo.”