Next move: Mike Pence joins Heritage Foundation

Mike Pence just announced his next career move, and no it’s not that he’s going to run for President.

According to Fox:

Former Vice President Mike Pence is joining the Heritage Foundation, one of the oldest and most influential think tanks in the conservative movement.

The Thursday announcement by Heritage comes a day after the former vice president launched an office and comes ahead of what are expected to be announcements on more affiliations and the likely setting up of a political and policy fundraising committee.

The Heritage Foundation is a good place for Pence, who has always been more comfortable with policy than retail-level politics. That’s one of the reasons that he was a good foil for President Trump, who loved the rallies and more public-facing element of the president’s job.

Heritage played a crucial policy role in the Trump administration. Heritage president Kay C. James says that “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.”

Pence is not backing down about being proud of his time in the Trump administration. “@Heritage helped shape my conservative philosophy for decades and played a pivotal role advancing conservative policies throughout the Trump Administration, he says.