Jim DeMint reveals true colors, will resign U.S. Senate seat for Heritage Foundation presidency

December 6, 2012
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U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, who has basically done nothing at all to help South Carolina’s people, will be resigning his seat to take over the Heritage Foundation.

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will leave the U.S.Senate next year to become president of The Heritage Foundation, succeeding Edwin J. Feulner, the man who first envisioned the think tank in 1973 and has led it as president for the past 36 years.

Heritage’s Board of Trustees unanimously chose DeMint as the organization’s next leader, starting April 3. DeMint will resign from the Senate and start as President-elect in early January, so he and Feulner can ensure a smooth transition.  After April, Feulner will continue serving as Chancellor of the Foundation and Chairman of our Asian Studies Center.

DeMint’s move shows his true colors. He was not about doing the work of the people. He’s about doing the work of the corporate stooges who donated to him to obstruct progress.

“I’m leaving the Senate now, but I’m not leaving the fight. I’ve decided to join The Heritage Foundation at a time when the conservative movement needs strong leadership in the battle of ideas. No organization is better equipped to lead this fight and I believe my experience in public office as well as in the private sector as a business owner will help Heritage become even more effective in the years to come.”

Now, he’ll preside over a far-right group… and take it even farther right of the political spectrum.

And the question to pose?

Who exactly will take his place in the U.S. Senate. The early favorite is First Congressional District Rep. Tim Scott.

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  • hed scratching

    deep pockets buy deep prentenders uuuhhh thinkers i mean

  • Cosmic Surfer

    The loss of DeMint – no great loss to the American people. In fact, the Heritage Foundation, made up of neo-cons and pretenders to conservatism (but very much the irrational ideologues of the extremist right) is going to be like home with family..
    Now the issue is, who will be appointed. One might say, it can’t get worse than DeMint, but it certainly can.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anita-Thompson-Monroe/100001292277978 Anita Thompson Monroe

    What are the odds that our Governor might appoint herself? Her approval ratings are abysmal, and she might want to bolt.

    • http://www.thepoliticsofjamiesanderson.blogspot.com/ Jamie Sanderson

      You never know…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anita-Thompson-Monroe/100001292277978 Anita Thompson Monroe

    God help us all. It could be even worse!

  • http://www.thepoliticsofjamiesanderson.blogspot.com/ Jamie Sanderson

    Jim DeMint’s resignation means Governor Haley will appoint a replacement Senator to hold office until 2014.

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