Jim DeMint has resigned as president of the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank announced Tuesday.
“The Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, by a unanimous vote, has asked for and received the resignation of Jim DeMint as president and CEO of the organization,” it said in a statement. “The board elected Heritage Founder Ed Feulner as president and CEO while we conduct a thorough search for his successor.”
The statement, from Thomas A. Saunders III, the chairman of Heritage’s Board of Trustees, cited “significant and worsening management issues.”
“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,” Saunders said. “While the organization has seen many successes, Jim DeMint and a handful of his closest advisers failed to resolve these problems.”