Former Vice President Mike President will be joining The Heritage Foundation as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the group announced today. Heritage, one of the nation’s premier conservative think tanks, is headed by President Kay Coles James. She celebrated the announcement.

“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,” James said. “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.”

“Mike Pence served with honor and excellence in his home state of Indiana as a congressman and as governor before becoming one of the most consequential vice presidents of our time,” James said. “A man of faith, principle, and character, Vice President Pence is a heroic protector and defender of the Constitution and the values that unite us as a nation.

“I am overjoyed that Heritage will continue to work alongside Vice President Pence as we have for the last 30 years. As much as we’ve accomplished in that time, especially over the last four years, there is so much more to be done. Knowing that Vice President Pence is still in the fight is an adrenaline shot for the entire conservative movement.”

As a visiting fellow, Pence will advise Heritage’s experts on policy issue, deliver speeches and write a monthly column for the organization’s multi-media news outlet, The Daily Signal.

Pence tweeted out his appreciation for the chance to work with Heritage. “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,” he wrote.

“@Heritage 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 make the case for a strong national defense, free markets and traditional values to policy makers across the Nation & to every American who cherishes our Heritage of Freedom,” he said.

The Heritage Foundation was founded in 1973 and has over 500,000 members.

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