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.