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Bunch of sissies': South Carolina senator offers blistering takedown of Democrats, Republicans

South Carolina Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen debates with Republican Gov. Nikki Haley at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Caronlina. (AP Photo/Patrick Collard)

As rumors abound that South Carolina state Sen. Vincent Sheheen could soon launch a congressional bid, the Democrat said he had a "simple message" pertaining to both political parties.

In a Facebook post Monday, Sheheen, who represents a portion of upstate South Carolina, said he was still deciding if he would like to serve "with all those lunatics" in Congress.

But while he is deciding, Sheheen accused national Democratic Party leaders of acting like "a bunch of sissies" too focused on political correctness instead of his constituents.

Sheheen wrote:

National Democratic Party leaders have lost touch with the people who live in my district. They act like a bunch of sissies who are all tied up in the latest debate about political correctness instead of focusing on how to help put bread on the tables of the people in my community.

A former gubernatorial candidate who challenged Republican Gov. Nikki Haley in 2010 and 2014, he didn't let the GOP escape unscathed.

"The National Republican Party leaders seem like a bunch of elitist billionaires who have no clue what it's like to live in Lancaster or Kershaw and they obviously don't care," Sheheen said. "After 15 years in local government, it's pretty clear to me that the people matter a whole lot more than the parties. We just need to start electing some people who aren't full of B.S."

Sheheen, 45, is rumored to considering a run for Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney's seat once he takes over as the director of the Office of Management and Budget. Mulvaney was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be his budget director, Trump's transition team confirmed over the weekend.

But if Sheheen's Facebook post Monday is any indication, those hoping for the state senator to join the "lunatics" in the House of Representatives weren't given much hope.

"Over the last week, many people have reached out to me inquiring if I would consider running for Congress to represent our people. I am very happy here in Camden, and before this moment, I never really thought about going to Washington to try and save our national government," Sheheen said. "I honestly don't know what the future holds."

He continued:

Part of me feels an obligation to offer to serve our country in this time of tremendous need. Part of me worries that I might win and then be stuck serving with all those lunatics.

Thanks to all of you who really care about me and my family, and I will keep you posted on the future when I figure out what it is!

Mulvaney solidly won the Democratic nomination over Fran Person, a former Vice President Joe Biden aide.

But between Person and Sheheen, a state Democratic official said he and several others in the party are hoping for Sheheen to take over Mulvaney's position.

"[Sheheen] is an excellent politician and an even better person," the official told TheBlaze Monday afternoon on the condition of anonymity. "And I'm not the only one in the party who is pulling for him to make a move for the seat."

Sheheen won re-election this year as he was uncontested. His district includes Chesterfield, Kershaw and Lancaster Counties.

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