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Jim DeMint Starts Nonprofit to Help New Conservative Lawmakers

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Former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

By    |   Monday, 24 Jul 2017 10:12 PM

Former Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is starting a conservative nonprofit that he hopes will yield more conservative staffers for new lawmakers and help them get acclimated to Washington's volatile political climate.

Axios reported the group is called the Conservative Partnership Institute. DeMint said it will serve as a "support system" for politicians who are new to the nation's capital. Its aim is to create a network of people who can fill positions on lawmakers' staffs and help educate them.

DeMint served in the House from 1999-2005 and the Senate from 2005-2013. He led the Heritage Foundation from 2013 until his ouster earlier this year.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told Axios he supports DeMint's new venture.

"CPI fills a unique role that is critically needed in Washington, partnering with conservative members, staff and the movement to succeed in advancing liberty," Lee said.

DeMint supports the Convention of the States Project and said last month the federal government needs to slash spending.

"We have to do a lot of things if we're gonna stop this out-of-control federal government," DeMint said.

"No matter what happens, no matter who we elect, Congress is never gonna stop spending. They're gonna keep spending and accruing debt until we have some kind of crisis or meltdown."

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