5:07 PM, Mar 1, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Jim DeMint, the former senator from South Carolina and head of the Heritage Foundation, blasted President Obama's "weak statements" on the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
"“Russia’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty late Friday reminds Americans that we live in a dangerous world. President Obama is our commander in chief and deserves our support in this international crisis. But such backing also requires frank advice and we at The Heritage Foundation would be remiss not to give it," reads DeMint's statement.
“We therefore remind the president that, whether the left wing of his party likes it or not, he is the leader of the free world and therefore, at these historic junctions, the world looks to the United States for a clear direction. Freedom-loving people have always known that, despite our imperfections, they have a friend in the United States. The world does not expect the United States just ‘to stand with the international community,’ as the president said yesterday from the White House. They expect the United States to lead.
“Weak statements, history has proven, only invite aggression. What our friends, and also our foes, need to hear is a clarion call in support of liberty and self-determination, and the threat of punitive sanctions against those who transgress those principles. The Ukrainians who rose to demand freedom need to be comforted by our words and intentions, and the thugs in the Kremlin need to fear them.
“Going forward, President Obama must understand that his ‘reset’ with Russia has been a disastrous failure and that his promises to Putin of post-election ‘flexibility’ have backfired. He must also rethink his entire policy of deserting our friends and cozying up to our enemies, as well as plans to neuter our military might. But now, what we need is clarity and global leadership.”
9:13 AM, Aug 5, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Fox News Sunday panel debates the GOP's tactical divide on Obamacare, including the boss and Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint:
"On Obamacare, folks from the Tea Party wing including Senator DeMint say no funding the government unless you defund Obamacare," said host Chris Wallace. "Why are they wrong?"
8:40 AM, Jan 22, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The race to succeed Tim Scott in South Carolina's First Congressional District begins with a new television ad from GOP candidate Teddy Turner, the son of billionaire CNN founder (and proud liberal) Ted Turner.
4:55 PM, Jan 15, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mark Sanford, the former congressman and governor of South Carolina, will announce he is running for his old House seat Wednesday. Jim Geraghty at National Review confirms the news in an interview with Sanford:
2:37 PM, Jan 14, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Jenny Sanford, the ex-wife of former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, will not run for the Charleston-area open congressional seat in the upcoming special election.
12:27 PM, Dec 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Tim Scott will be the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina. The first-term Republican congressman from Charleston, who was just elected to a second term, was appointed to the seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jim DeMint. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley made the announcement in Columbia Monday afternoon, flanked by Scott, DeMint, and other members of South Carolina's congressional delegation, including Senator Lindsey Graham.
9:43 AM, Dec 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will appoint Republican congressman Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the New York Times reports. Haley, the first-term Republican governor, is expected to make an announcement about her selection around noon in Columbia. CNN is also reporting that Scott has been selected.
1:59 PM, Dec 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley tweeted lyrics to an Adele song today. Here's the tweet:
3:20 PM, Dec 10, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, will appoint a new senator to take the seat of GOP senator Jim DeMint, who was reelected in 2010 and will be resigning early next year to become president of the Heritage Foundation. Sources in South Carolina say Haley will pick Charleston-area congressman Tim Scott, and, if not him, state representative Ralph Norman is considered the next most likely candidate for the job.
8:53 AM, Dec 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Ross Douthat, writing in the New York Times:
IN November 2008, just after John McCain was routed by Barack Obama, Jim DeMint addressed a Myrtle Beach conference on the future of the Republican Party. The first-term South Carolina senator was there to reassure his audience: Republicans might have lost an election, but conservatism hadn’t lost the country.
12:36 PM, Dec 6, 2012 • By FRED BARNES
With Republican Jim DeMint’s resignation from the Senate, Republicans now have a chance to take a bold and politically beneficial step by making Congressman Tim Scott the new senator from South Carolina.
10:37 AM, Dec 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Jim DeMint, South Carolina's junior Republican senator and a stalwart conservative, will resign his Senate seat next month to become the president of the Heritage Foundation, the conservative Washington-based think tank. The Wall Street Journal reports: