Cruz, Rand, Rubio sign letter praising DeMint: report

Cruz, Rand, Rubio sign letter praising DeMint: report

GOP Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Democrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges MORE (Texas), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGraham promises ObamaCare repeal if Trump, Republicans win in 2020 Conservatives buck Trump over worries of 'socialist' drug pricing Rand Paul to 'limit' August activities due to health MORE (Ky.) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Trump crosses new line with Omar, Tlaib, Israel move 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 LeeMcConnell, allies lean into Twitter, media 'war' Conservatives buck Trump over worries of 'socialist' drug pricing Criminal justice reform should extend to student financial aid 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 BradyRepublicans' rendezvous with reality — their plan is to cut Social Security The Social Security 2100 Act is critical for millennials and small business owners House panel releases documents of presidential tax return request before Trump 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.