American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas released the following statement on Sen. Jim DeMint's announcement that he will leave the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation:
"On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I offer heartfelt congratulations to Senator Jim DeMint on his new role as the President of The Heritage Foundation. With a lifetime ACU Rating of over 97%, he has been an indispensable conservative leader in the Senate and we look forward to continuing to work with him to advance the important cause of liberty and limited government. Whether the issue has been preserving our economic freedom, standing up for the rights of the unborn or preserving American exceptionalism and protecting our national security, Jim DeMint has been there for conservatives and the American people. I also congratulate and thank Dr. Ed Feulner who has spent a lifetime as a giant in the conservative movement and wish him well as he remains an important intellectual leader at Heritage."