By Erica Ritz
Posted: Dec.11th, 2012
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, one of the strongest conservatives in Congress, announced this week that he will be resigning his seat in January to become the president of the Heritage Foundation.
As Republicans appear to be caving more and more to the demands of their political opponents, many have been wondering why DeMint chose this moment to leave.
“We’re not going to win things in Washington until we win the hearts and minds of the people,” the senator explained to Glenn Beck on radio this morning. In many ways, this is an opportunity for the senator to become even more influential, he says.