The Convention of States Project announced Monday that former Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint would join their ranks as a senior adviser.
The conservative group aims to get state legislatures to call a convention to propose adding amendments to the Constitution under Article V.
“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,” the former South Carolina senator said in a statement. “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.”
Mr. DeMint was ousted from his role as head of the Heritage Foundation earlier this year over claims he was moving the foundation to a more political role rather than one of policy-based research.