Exciting news, or it is certainly exciting to me, as I have a tremendous amount of respect for Senator DeMint and the Heritage Foundation. I hope we see more instances of conservative activism being put at the forefront and less politicians seeking office to secure a ‘cushy’ life long career with benefits. Bravo Senator DeMint!
DeMint, a staunch conservative who often clashes with party leadership, was reelected to a second term in 2010. He will depart before the new Congress is sworn in next month. “I’ve decided to join The Heritage Foundation at a time when the conservative movement needs strong leadership in the battle of ideas,” DeMint said in a statement. “My constituents know that being a Senator was never going to be my career.”
The senator, a vocal advocate for term limits, had already pledged not to seek a third term.
Senator DeMint tweeted this today:
It’s been an honor to serve the people of South Carolina, now it’s time to pass the torch and take on a new role 1.usa.gov/TUxBWC
— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) December 6, 2012
As I listen to Glenn Beck expressing concern about DeMint leaving the Senate, I remain encouraged by his decision. I have faith in Gov. Nikki Haley. that she will select a strong conservative replacement.