DeMint joins group call­ing for Con­ven­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

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.

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