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April 29, 2017
Heritage President DeMint being pushed out?
Politico is reporting that several sources on the board of the Heritage Foundation are saying there is an organized effort to dump the organization's president, Jim DeMint. DeMint, who has a close relationship with the Trump White House, is accused of being "too political" and corrupting the foundation's historic mission of research and policy formulation. There's also a sense that he's made the institution too much about himself. "He has been a congressman and senator. They are solo performers. When you are in the Senate, life is all about the senators," said one board member, who asked for anonymity to speak candidly about DeMint's situation. "CEO skills are different than senator skills. I think it boils down to attributes. I don't think it is particularly personal." DeMint has been in contract negotiations, which are expected to be cut short, the sources said. An announcement about his future at Heritage is...(Read Full Post)