DeMint joins group calling for Convention
The Convention of States Project announced Monday that former Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint would join as a senior adviser.
The conservative group aims to get state legislatures to call a convention to propose adding amendments to the Constitution under Article V.
“I tried to rein in Washington from inside the House and Senate,” the former South Carolina senator said in a statement. “But once I realized that Washington will never willingly return decision-making power back to the American people and the states, I began to search for another way to restrain the federal government.”
For a Convention of the States, 34 state legislatures must pass and send to Congress a resolution requesting the convention, which Congress cannot block.