U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, left, speaks during a news conference as U.S. Rep. Tim Scott looks on after Scott was named his replacement in the U.S. Senate at the South Carolina Statehouse on

 

              U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, left, speaks during a news conference as U.S. Rep. Tim Scott looks on after Scott was named his replacement in the U.S. Senate at the South Carolina Statehouse on
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, left, speaks during a news conference as U.S. Rep. Tim Scott looks on after Scott was named his replacement in the U.S. Senate at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)