Why DeMint Voted Against Clinton
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint was the lone non-adulterous Republican who voted against confirming Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He’s posted his explanation here.
Based on her testimony, her answers to questions, and her public statements, I believe she will take our foreign policy in a direction that erodes our national independence and surrenders sovereignty to international powers.
I am deeply concerned that she will take aim at decades-old policies intended to protect the sanctity of human life. These policies ensure that our foreign assistance money do not fund abortion, and are not used to lobby foreign nations to repeal laws that protect unborn children.
The United States is certainly an economic, political, and military superpower. But, we have also strived to be more — to be a moral superpower. Our unwavering adherence to principles of freedom and human dignity set us apart, and these pro-life regulations contribute to that moral leadership.
DeMint was also bothered by the Clinton Foundation issues, but he’s honest enough to point out that these were not the things that should have bothered conservatives about Clinton. Note to Sen. David Vitter (R-La.): this is how you convince this wing of your party that you’re good to go.