Washington, DC—South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan made the following statement regarding Senator DeMint’s announcement that he will be resigning from the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation:

“Senator DeMint has been a conservative champion and a dedicated public servant to the nation. Jim has always been someone I’ve admired, and I’m proud to call him a friend. Jim’s leadership and voice will be deeply missed in the United States Senate and in South Carolina. I’m excited for him as he begins his new role with the Heritage Foundation, and grateful that he’s continuing the fight in other ways.”

“Whoever takes Jim’s place in the Senate will have large shoes to fill. I hope that person is committed to the same values of limited government, free markets, and individual liberties that Sen. DeMint has championed for so many years. I’ll be praying for Gov. Haley to select a leader who believes in the principles that Jim has fought so hard to defend.”


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