DeMint Leaves Senate To Become President Of The Heritage Foundation
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) speaks to reporters after he's named president of Heritage Foundation on Dec. 6, 2012.
DeMint will leave the Senate in January and officially become president of the conservative think tank.
"I'm leaving the Senate now, but I’m not leaving the fight. 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.