Cruz, Rand, Rubio sign letter praising DeMint: report

Cruz, Rand, Rubio sign letter praising DeMint: report

GOP Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP chairwoman suggests RNC plans to get 'litigious' over push for national popular vote The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders top target at CPAC Bloomberg campaign manager says they have considered naming running mate during primaries MORE (Texas), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment Trump upends controversial surveillance fight Former impeachment managers clash over surveillance bill MORE (Ky.) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHome state candidates risk losing primaries The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump on US coronavirus risks: 'We're very, very ready for this' Overnight Energy: Critics pile on Trump plan to roll back major environmental law | Pick for Interior No. 2 official confirmed | JPMorgan Chase to stop loans for fossil fuel drilling in the Arctic MORE (Fla.) are voicing support for Jim DeMint amid reports that the former South Carolina senator is being ousted from his role as head of the conservative Heritage Foundation.

“You have inspired new generation of leaders — at every level of government and society — to step forward and stand boldly behind the principles that have fostered the development of the greatest civilization the world has ever known,” the three Republicans wrote in a draft of a letter to Heritage's board of trustees expected to go public Wednesday.

Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders top target at CPAC Trump upends controversial surveillance fight Former impeachment managers clash over surveillance bill MORE (R-Utah) co-wrote the message, The New York Post reported Monday, alongside Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.), chairman of the House Republican Study Committee.

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In all, 47 Republicans had signed on by 9:30 p.m. Monday.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyDemocrats, GOP spar over Treasury rules on Trump tax law Ex-HHS chief threatens to vote 'no' on surprise medical billing measure Bipartisan Ways and Means leaders unveil measure to stop surprise medical bills MORE (R-Texas) has also signed the letter, as have House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (N.C.) and Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Jeb Hensarling (Texas).

DeMint was reportedly ousted from Heritage for feuding with Mike Needham, the CEO of Heritage Action, the group’s lobbying arm.

"We think they'll be hard-pressed to find someone who can do better than him," a Senate source told the Post.

Edwin Feulner, a founding trustee of the organization, will serve as its interim leader after a previous stint as its president.

Updated 9:30 p.m.