Video: Sen. Jim DeMint Compares Chicago Teachers' Strike to Middle East "Thugs"

| by Michael Allen

Speaking at the Values Voters summit in Washington D.C., on Friday, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) compared Chicago teachers, who are on strike, to thugs in the Middle East, reports ThinkProgress.org and C-Span (video below).

Sen. DeMint said: “You know, we had a lot of bad news this week. On my way over, I was reading another story about a distant place where thugs had put 400,000 children out in the streets. And then I realized that was a story about the Chicago teachers strike. But we’ve got to think of good things.”