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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Jim Demint
After more than a year in the U.S. Senate, South Carolina Republican Tim Scott will soon be in his first statewide contest. And that, according to some of those vying to replace him, puts them on a level playing field with the incumbent.
Have you ever heard of Skip Pescosolido? I hadn't either until very recently, but I'm glad I did. Without Skip, we'd all be paying higher grocery bills.
Frequent calls for unity in the nation come from many sectors, though most simply push emotional buttons while delivering little substance. Enter the Heritage Foundation, which is now setting forth this simple, but canny thought: "Uniting America through conservative reform."
Conservatives are sometimes their own worst enemy. A group of Capitol Hill aides who worked for Jim DeMint when he was a senator from South Carolina have set up a political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund, to cleanse Congress of whom they consider squishy Republicans. It's a worthwhile endeavor, except when the "squishes" turn out to be conservatives.
When he was in the Senate, Jim DeMint wasn't shy about trying to recruit conservatives he thought would buck the Republican Party establishment and gum up the collegial workings of the legislative process. Now on the outside, running the Heritage Foundation, the former senator from South Carolina may have even more levers to pull.
Former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint argued on Sunday that implementing immigration reform as proposed by the "Gang of Eight" would "cost Americans trillions of dollars."
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday that Israel's reported airstrike outside of Damascus early Sunday is "sending a signal" to Iran, Hezbollah and possibly the United States "that the situation right in the Syrian area is getting very, very tense."
I'm excited that I will have the opportunity to work with Rep. Tim Scott in the U.S. Senate. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made a fine selection in choosing Mr. Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, a conservative champion and my friend.
Fiscally sensible, check. Limited government, check. Pro-life, check. Leadership qualities, check. Thrilled conservatives and contented Republicans have tweeted their delight over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's decision to appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint next month.
Rep. Tim Scott, who emerged from a modest upbringing to become an icon of the conservative tea party movement, on Monday was appointed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to replace the resigning Sen. Jim DeMint, a fellow Republican.
A leading conservative who's resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Obama will win the battle over raising taxes.
Sen. Jim DeMint said Thursday he'll resign from the Senate to go run the Heritage Foundation, the powerhouse conservative think tank that dominates Republican policy circles.
GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's announcement Thursday that he will resign to run the conservative Heritage Foundation leaves the tea party without its leading voice in the Senate, but the movement has several advocates in the chamber ready to fill the void.
Thoughtful analysis, straight reporting, maybe an appreciation? Sen. Jim DeMint had no press honeymoon upon announcing his bold career switch from U.S. senator to incoming president of the Heritage Foundation.
Washington was stunned Thursday to learn stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Congress in January to run the Heritage Foundation.
"This has a ways to play out," he said. "Clearly, he has already had a huge impact. His endorsement in this primary was a factor, but not the definitive factor. What is clear is this is going to be a competitive race all the way to the end."
"Sharron Angle is a conservative warrior," Mr. DeMint said. "Nobody thought she could defeat her Washington-backed opponent."