Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said that his fellow South Carolinian, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), is “wrong” to say that the Tea Party movement would die out.

As part of a profile in the New York Times Sunday magazine, Graham said that the Tea Party movement will "die out."

"I think it's just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country," Graham said.

Graham has often been at odds with conservative activists in his state, unlike his fellow senator, DeMint, who is highly regarded by the Tea Party movement.

DeMint, who has backed Tea Party candidates, said about Graham’s statements on "Fox News Sunday": “He’s wrong on this.”

"The Tea Party is just the tip of the iceberg of an American awakening of people that want to take back their government," DeMint said.