Family Research Council President Tony Perkins Praises Sen. DeMint Decision to Join Heritage Foundation

Dec 06, 2012, 13:06 ET from Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins made the following comments regarding Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-SC) decision to become president of the Heritage Foundation:

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"Jim DeMint has proven time and time again that he is a champion of the conservative movement," said Perkins. "His move to one of the leading conservative organizations in the country gives him an even greater voice for the nation's foundational principles.

"While I am sad to see Jim leave the Senate, he leaves behind a very powerful legacy in that body. Pro-family champions Senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, and Mike Lee and Senator-elect Ted Cruz all owe their seats in part to the support Jim gave them.

"Jim's tremendous accomplishments in the Senate will help him fill some very big shoes. Few people in the nation have done so much, for so long, to advance the conservative agenda than departing Heritage President Ed Feulner. He has always made sure that Heritage stood out as a strong voice for conservatism. I've greatly appreciated his friendship and counsel and wish him the very best as he moves to new ventures, and look forward to his continued leadership within the conservative movement.

"We are proud to partner with Heritage on numerous projects, including our annual Values Voter Summit and our recently completed national bus tour. With a good friend like Jim DeMint joining this great organization, I look forward to that partnership deepening even further."

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