Reid and DeMint do summer book club

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidCruz: Precedent exists for keeping Supreme Court short-staffed Warren’s power on the rise Republicans make M investment in Senate races MORE (D-Nev.) and conservative nemesis Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) are doing a book club of their own during the August congressional recess.

The two exchanged books the other had written to read during Congress's August vacation period, DeMint revealed yesterday on the Hugh Hewitt radio show.

"But one thing I did before I left, Harry Reid is actually a friend of mine, and he and I agreed to read each other's book over the break," DeMint said. "So I read his book, and it gave me a little insight into how my opponents think."

DeMint published "Saving Freedom," about stopping America's "slide into socialism, last month. Reid published "The Good Fight," a somewhat autobiographical tome, last May.

"So hopefully he'll read my book, and we'll get a chance to talk about it," DeMint added, explaining that he'd given a copy to each Republican senator as well.

(Hat tip: Senatus and GOP12)