It's official: Jim DeMint has officially been ousted from his position as president of The Heritage Foundation.
The Heritage board asked for DeMint's resignation on Tuesday and DeMint complied. The chairman of the board, Thomas Saunders, released a statement that read:
After a comprehensive and independent review of the entire Heritage organization, the Board determined there were significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of internal communications and cooperation. While the organization has seen many successes, Jim DeMint and a handful of his closest advisers failed to resolve these problems.
DeMint released his own statement on the matter:
NEWS: Statement from Jim DeMint: "We've accomplished what we set out to do." Says he finds Heritage Fdtn board statement "puzzling."— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) May 2, 2017
Here are five things you need to know about DeMint's ouster and its aftermath.