Heritage expert leads the media on Brexit

In 2016, 17 million British citizens voted for Brexit, which would allow Britain to leave the European Union. This month, British Prime Minister Theresa May released a series of proposals that would effectively kill Brexit by retaining many European Union rules and regulations.

Heritage’s Nile Gardiner was the media’s go-to expert on the situation, which has caused a political crisis in Britain. Appearing on Fox Business, Fox News, CNN, and other outlets, he spoke to May’s weak proposals and the importance of an Anglo-American alliance on 8 different television broadcasts.

Gardiner, director of Heritage’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, said on Fox Business that “the Brexit dream is dying,� and that the original vision of Brexit is fading fast because of several compromises made by the prime minister. In another Fox interview, he said that Britain’s concessions to the EU were a “surrender to Brussels and extremely unacceptable.� Showing great concern for the future of Anglo-American relations, Gardiner called May’s entire approach “weak and ineffective,� and warned viewers that the prime minister’s stance would “undermine the possibility of a strong US/UK special relationship.�

It is in Britain’s best interest to align itself closely to the United States. On CNN, Gardiner said President Trump can save Brexit and a strong Britain. He also reassured the hosts on Fox News Business that the President has “a strong belief in sovereignty and self-determination,� and will bring a sense of hope and optimism to Great Britain.

Your support enables Gardiner to have such a presence in the nation’s media. Because of you, the conservative perspective on Brexit was heard by millions.

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Heritage applauds Brett Kavanaugh as a strong Supreme Court nominee

Last Monday night, President Trump announced that he had chosen Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Heritage is very excited about Kavanaugh’s nomination, and believe that he is an outstanding selection. Kavanaugh’s credentials are so strong that he has been on Heritage’s list of recommended appointees since 2016—and even more importantly, he is exactly what America needs: a fair, impartial, and faithful Constitutionalist.

Soon after President Trump nominated Kavanaugh, Heritage president Kay Coles James published an opinion piece voicing her support of his nomination. Heritage experts John Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery also released a commentary praising the selection and analyzing how Kavanaugh’s statements and past rulings suggest he will be a faithful textualist.

The Daily Signal has published several stories about Kavanaugh’s track record as a judge. Reporter Kelsey Harkness interviewed some of Kavanaugh’s former female clerks on what it was like to work with him. The Daily Signal’s White House correspondent Fred Lucas ran an article on how Kavanaugh is no stranger to difficult nomination processes, and can hold his own against hostile liberal narratives. Lucas also released another article recounting how, as a young lawyer, Kavanaugh played a key role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

The White House circulated a lecture that Kavanaugh gave last year at The Heritage Foundation as an introduction to his approach to judging. In the lecture, Kavanaugh talks about his perspective on the Constitution, how he thinks the court should interpret and apply legislation, the separation of powers, and more.

Hear what Kavanaugh has to say in the video below:

Thanks to your support for the Heritage Foundation, we can make sure that a strong conservative mind who will be faithful to the Constitution has a good chance to join the Supreme Court. Thank you!

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Heritage’s Ana Quintana impacts Latin American foreign policy

Whatever happens in Latin America affects the United States, and it’s Senior Policy Analyst Ana Quintana’s responsibility to provide smart policy initiatives to the President, Congress, and Latin American nations.

Quintana’s parents fled from Cuba to the U.S. in the 1980s, when the Cuban government demanded that families become communists. If they refused, the government would starve them.

Her mother and father came to the United States as legal immigrants to take hold of the God-given rights that conservatives all fight to secure: “the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.� They achieved the American dream, and their family has always deeply appreciated the United States, never taking their freedoms for granted.

Quintana actively defends the conservative principles that her parents instilled in her and became an expert in Latin American Affairs and the Western Hemisphere. “Above all else,� she said, “I am a patriot. That is what motivates me, and we should always be actively defending our country.�

She found her way to the Heritage Foundation after working at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA.) Her experiences at those agencies led her to Heritage, because unlike the USAID and DIA, the Heritage Foundation doesn’t divorce policy from analysis.

Quintana explained that the “Founders of the Heritage Foundation let it be known that if you were affiliated with Heritage, you were worth something.� She has been with Heritage since 2014 because she firmly believes that her work makes an impact on the country.

Quintana’s policy proposals have influenced politics in the Western Hemisphere. For instance, she and her team were instrumental in the Trump administration’s department transition for Latin American affairs. Alongside Heritage’s James Carafano, she helped devise strategies for the President that are slowly improving relations between the U.S. and Latin America.

She emphasized that she and Heritage maintain strong diplomatic ties with foreign governments in Latin America as well. For example, earlier this year, Quintana hosted the foreign ministers of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. “It’s incredible to see those relationships grow with us,� she said.

Quintana believes in the Heritage Foundation, and she thanks you for believing in us too.

“Everything Heritage does is framed around how to make America better and how to advance America’s interests in the entire world,� Quintana stressed, and that’s all thanks to your membership and support.

Do you have any questions for Ana?