Thursday, February 4, 2021

Former Vice President Mike Pence Joins Heritage Foundation

Think tanks continue to be popular for former Trump Administration officials.  Just a day after Trump's Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson launched his own think tank, former Vice President Mike Pence announced he is joining the Heritage FoundationHere is more from Politico:

Former Vice President Mike Pence is joining the Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow, the conservative think tank announced on Thursday.

He will advise the organization's experts on issues as well as give a number of policy addresses at Heritage, according to the announcement. He will also write a regular column for the think tank's news outlet, the Daily Signal.

The conservative think tank seeded numerous former staffers into the Trump administration, and they’ve picked up other Trump aides on the way out too, including the executive director of Heritage Action for America, Jessica Anderson, who worked at the Office of Management and Budget.

Here is the statement from the Heritage Foundation. 

It was recently announced that three of Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, Chad Wolf, Ken Cuccinelli, and Mark Morgan, have joined the Heritage Foundation as fellows.

Meanwhile, Elaine Chao, who was the Transportation Secretary in the Trump Administration, is returning to the Hudson Institute as a Distinguished Fellow.  And Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also joining Hudson as a Distinguished Fellow.

Here is a Think Tank Watch list of all the think tankers that have gone into the Biden Administration so far.