Cruz, Rand, Rubio sign letter praising DeMint: report

Cruz, Rand, Rubio sign letter praising DeMint: report

GOP Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrade deal talks expand as Congress debates tech legal shield Sanders meets with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Cruz knocks Chick-fil-A over past donation: It has 'lost its way' MORE (Texas), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans Democratic congressman calls for study of effects of sex-trafficking law McConnell says he's 'honored' to be WholeFoods Magazine's 2019 'Person of the Year' MORE (Ky.) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTikTok's leader to meet with lawmakers next week GOP senators unveil bill to expand 'opportunity zone' reporting requirements Three dead, several injured in Pensacola naval station shooting 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 LeeHillicon Valley: Pelosi works to remove legal protections for tech companies from USMCA | Treasury sanctions Russian group over 0 million hack | Facebook sues Chinese individuals for ad fraud | Huawei takes legal action against FCC Senators defend bipartisan bill on facial recognition as cities crack down Trump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans 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 BradyLawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families How centrist Dems learned to stop worrying and love impeachment On The Money: Senate passes first spending package as shutdown looms | Treasury moves to roll back Obama rules on offshore tax deals | Trade deal talks manage to weather Trump impeachment storm 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.