Republican Governor Nikki Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, who broke ground as South
Carolina’s first female governor, chose Tim Scott, a Republican elected to the House of Representatives only two years ago, to replace Jim DeMint. Tea Party member, Tim Scott, will become the first black senator from the South since 1881.
Political Matters could not be more happy with this selection. It shows the real diverse face of the Republican Party, despite the Liberal News Media’s constant attempts to brand the GOP as dogmatic racists. Interestingly, this news has hardly received any press in the media — Is that because he is a Republican?
According to the Washington Post,
Scott credited the mentoring of a Charleston businessman and the tough love of his mother. “I am thankful to the good Lord and a strong mom who believes love has to come at the end of a switch,” he said.
After hearing the announcement, Scott remarked:
Our nation finds itself in a situation where we need some backbone. If you have a problem with spending, there’s not enough revenue to make up for it.
Scott is a staunch limited-government Conservative:
- He joined the call to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
- He opposed an increase in the federal debt ceiling
- He is also a steadfast supporter of gun rights, who received a 92% rating from the NRA
Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina to be first black Republican senator since 1978 – The Washington Post
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