Former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R) has joined the Convention of States as a senior adviser, a press release announces.
“I’ve finally realized the most important truth of our time: Washington, D.C. will never fix itself,” DeMint said in a statement. “Convention of States is the only solution.”
“His extensive experience in Washington gives him first-hand knowledge of the near-impossible task of making significant changes from within the federal government,” states the Convention about DeMint.
I tried to rein in Washington from inside the House and Senate, then by starting the Senate Conservatives Fund to elect good conservatives, and finally as President of the Heritage Foundation, creating and promoting good, conservative policy. But once I realized that Washington will never willingly return decision-making power back to the American people and the states, I began to search for another way to restrain the federal government. I am excited to get outside the beltway and work with the grassroots of the Convention of States Project to continue the fight I started almost two decades ago.
Originally published by Breitbart.