Rand Paul is out-DeMinting DeMint

While DeMint supports Paul’s goal on budget cutting, he said it’s a “political quagmire” to pinpoint specific programs to cut before Republicans try to push through a constitutional amendment to force Congress to balance the budget.

Paul, on the other hand, has already laid out an aggressive series of cuts — including ones slashing foreign aid to Israel. DeMint has said it’s a “real mistake to suggest we might reduce support to Israel.”…

DeMint said he hopes Paul will become the most conservative Republican in the chamber, adding, “He has been a great ally already and a great leader.”

“I want someone to take some spotlight, so you’ll talk to him instead of me,” he said with a laugh.