Former Vice President Mike Pence has a new gig. Pence will be joining conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow. The Heritage Foundation is a conservation D.C.-based think tank that has worked closely with Pence and the Trump administration in the past.
Pence will deliver a series of speeches as a distinguished fellow and also write a monthly column for its publication The Daily Signal.
The Daily Wire reports:
“Over the course of the past four years, our team at Heritage has worked closely with members of the Trump administration on a host of policy accomplishments,” said Heritage President Kay C. James in a statement provided to The Daily Wire.
“That’s why I am excited Vice President Mike Pence will join forces with Heritage to ensure we continue to advance conservative principles and policy solutions. His allegiance to the Constitution and commitment to advancing a conservative policy agenda make him an outstanding fit for The Heritage Foundation.”
“The Heritage Foundation is a flagship of the conservative movement and I am profoundly honored to join them as a distinguished visiting fellow to advance conservative policies that will benefit every American,” Pence said. “The Heritage Foundation helped shape my conservative philosophy for decades and played a pivotal role advancing conservative policies throughout the Trump Administration.
“I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with the all-star team at Heritage as we continue to take the case for a strong national defense, free markets and traditional values to policymakers across the Nation and to every American who cherishes our Heritage of Freedom,” the former vice president added.
The Heritage Foundation inspired Pence to create the Indiana Policy Review Foundation (IPR), a conservative think tank in Indiana he led as president. Pence praised them as the model for IPR, which he described as “the seed corn Heritage Foundation was spreading around the country in the state think tank movement.”
Pence is just the latest Trump administration official to join forces with a conservative think tank. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced he is joining the Hudson Institute and Dr. Ben Carson announced he is launching his own think tank, American Cornerstone Institute.
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