Jim DeMint walked into The Heritage Foundation today as its director. He walked out of it with a resignation in hand.
While several news organizations had reported in recent days that his departure was imminent, Heritage’s board of trustees did not mince words in a statement Tuesday confirming that the former South Carolina senator’s exit came after a unanimous vote for his removal.
“After a comprehensive and independent review of the entire Heritage organization, the Board determined there were significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of internal communications and cooperation. While the organization has seen many successes, Jim DeMint and a handful of his closest advisers failed to resolve these problems,” board chairman Thomas A. Saunders III said in the statement.