South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint said that he believes that the Republican Party would be stronger if it were to embrace its divergent factions.
“The Republican Party needs to embrace not only the Tea Party…but a lot of the libertarian thoughts that we’re hearing from Ron Paul, about individual liberty and his concern about our monetary system,” he said on CBS News’ Face The Nation on Sunday.
DeMint added that he hopes the eventual Republican nominee will create a party platform that will bring together all factions of the GOP.
“What I hope is that our eventual nominee with recognize the strengths of the other candidates and take a lot of those ideas and incorporate them into platform that will unite us,” he said.
Despite Tea Party resistance to Mitt Romney, DeMint said he believes Republicans will coalesce behind the former Massachusetts governor, because they believe they’re “on the edge of a cliff” under the policies of the Obama Administration.
DeMint has not officially endorsed Romney, but he has spoken out in support of him and come to his defense. Romney too has said nice things about DeMint.
"Senator Jim DeMint has been out there promoting the idea of cutting federal spending, capping federal spending and balancing the budget," Romney said while campaigning in South Carolina on Saturday. "He's right, and that'll be our agenda."
Sarah Boxer contributed. contributed to this article.