Congressman Tim Scott named to replace Senator Jim DeMint

Nikki Haley on appointing Tim Scott: ‘He earned this seat’

Alex Pappas
The Daily Caller

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley named Rep. Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate on Monday, saying her appointment makes for “a historic day in South Carolina.”

With Haley’s announcement, Scott, a congressman from Charleston since 2011, becomes the first black Republican in the body in more than thirty years and the only African-American to serve in the Senate today.

But Haley – an Indian-American and the state’s first female governor – emphasized that she didn’t choose Scott solely because of the historical nature of his appointment.

“Congressman Scott earned this seat,” Haley said, explaining during a noon press conference that “it’s very important to me as a minority female” to make that clear.

“He earned this seat for the person that he is,” Haley continued. “He earned this seat for the results he has shown. He earned this seat for what I know he’s going to do in making South Carolina and making our country proud.”

Scott is replacing South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who announced his resignation earlier this month to take over the leadership of the Heritage Foundation…

The article continues at The Daily Caller.

CAJ note: Christmas has arrived early for us! May God bless and protect Senator Tim Scott and give him the courage he will need to serve his state and nation wisely.

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Repugnant. And so it begins, again. May the Left one day judge people on the content of their character, and not on the color of their skin.

Update: Senator Mike Lee Welcomes the Appointment of Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate

The only black man in the 113th Senate . . .

Video of Gov. Nikki Haley’s announcement of Senate-elect Tim Scott


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