"With a disappointing election in his rear view mirror and a budget compromise he could never swallow on the horizon, Senator Jim DeMint, the conservative Republican from South Carolina who helped ignite the Tea Party movement, is leaving the Senate to become president of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research group.
Just two years into his second term, Mr. DeMint, 61, whom many in his own party partly blame for Republicans failing to win Senate control two elections in a row, announced on Thursday that he has opted for a platform and a payday that the United States Senate could never provide him."*
Conservative Republican, Senator Jim Demint is quitting the Senate, saying his constituents knew he'd never be a Senator for his career...especially since he didn't make much money. Now, his constituents whose interests he served are hiring him at president of The Heritage Foundation (bankrolled by the Koch brothers). Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
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Published on Dec 6, 2012