South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, perhaps that body's most conservative senator, has come out against the just-recently-reached compromise deal between his fellow congressional Republicans and President Obama.
His objections center around the fact that the deal, as noted by the Examiner's Susan Ferrechio, will increase the deficit by over $270 billion.
“I don’t want to second-guess my leadership, but frankly, I think we need to come away with a lot better than this,” DeMint said in an interview with conservative radio talker Hugh Hewitt. “We cannot increase the deficit, or keep increasing deficit spending.”
Jon Ward at the Daily Caller has a full transcript of the interview that is worth reading.
DeMint's opposition to the deal combined with that of many congressional Democrats may end up dooming it in the Senate during this session of Congress.