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4 Ways Tim Scott's Appointment Furthers DeMint's Right-Wing Legacy in the Senate

South Carolina's first black Republican congressman since Reconstruction is headed to the U.S. Senate -- with a seal of approval from the right.

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The Party of the Tea Party

Jim DeMint helped create the uncompromising, ideologically extreme Republican Party that has engaged in unprecedented obstructionism during the Obama administration – and is wreaking havoc in states like Michigan.  Tim Scott seems eager to further that destructive legacy. 

Peter Montgomery is a senior fellow at People For the American Way Foundation.
 
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