Richard Viguerie Comments on the Announcement that Jim DeMint is Leaving the U.S. Senate to Become President of the Heritage Foundation

Dec 06, 2012, 12:04 ET from

MANASSAS, Va., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chairman Richard A. Viguerie made the following statement today regarding Jim DeMint leaving the Senate to become the President of the Heritage Foundation:

"There's good news and bad news regarding the announcement that Jim DeMint is leaving the U.S. Senate to become President of the Heritage Foundation.

"The good news is that the indispensable and great work at the Heritage Foundation in behalf of the conservative cause under the leadership of Dr. Edwin Feulner is guaranteed to continue to grow.

"The bad news is that the small-government, principled constitutional conservative wing of the Congress and America has lost its leader and his shoes will be exceptionally hard to fill."

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