Breaking: Jim DeMint Getting Fired By the Heritage Board

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, center, points to former Sen. Jim DeMint, president, The Heritage Foundation before addressing the Heritage Foundation's 2016 President's Club Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Jim DeMint has been an active conservative champion in Washington. Starting in the Senate, founding the anti-establishment Senate Conservatives Fund, and then finally leaving the Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation.


He was always too much for some, and now reports say he’s going to get fired.

Politico has it as the Board getting tired of him:

Some Heritage board members believe that DeMint has brought in too many Senate allies and made the think tank too bombastic and political — to the detriment of its research and scholarly aims.

But where I sit, this another anonymous source has it on the money:

“If Heritage pushes Jim DeMint out it was because a few board members, who are close to the Republican establishment, never wanted him to be president and have been working to push him out ever since,” said one operative who has worked with Heritage. “DeMint is one of the most respected and selfless conservative leaders in the country and pushing him out would be a big mistake.”

Who’s going to shepherd the new administration through to great conservative policy ideas, if not Heritage?


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