Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) will resign his post in January to head up a right-wing think tank, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The two-term Senator and proponent of term limits was re-elected in 2010 amid an anti-incumbent frenzy that he helped create, much to the chagrin of his fellow Republicans. DeMint previously announced that he was already planning to leave Congress after his second term was up.
Instead, the Journal notes that he’ll leave the Senate to lead The Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank known for promoting misinformation about climate science and supporting tax cuts for the rich and debasing social safety net programs like unemployment insurance and Medicare.
While I think it should be illegal for groups like this to have the term " think" in their name, we should now expect much more of this in the future from Heritage under DeMint's "leadership"!