Here’s an excerpt from Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) press release announcing his retirement from the Senate and his new role as Heritage Foundation President:

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.

I’m humbled to follow in the footsteps of Ed Feulner, who built the most important conservative institution in the nation. He has been a friend and mentor for years and I am honored to carry on his legacy of fighting for freedom.

DeMint will take over as Heritage’s President in April.

Comments (1)

Deryl Ketchum - December 7, 2012

I am personally delighted to see Senator DeMint head up the Heritage organization. We need a strong Conservative leader to keep us all pointed in the same direction. I am really disappointed in the allegations that the Republican party is purging the Conservatives from key committees. Maybe it is time to push for a CONSERVATIVE Party and purge the liberal republicans from the Republican party, not just Tea Party but a coalition of all the conservative factions that by themselves can’t wield effective power……..Can Jim do that ??

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