Meet The U.S. Senator
Senator Tim Scott, sworn in as the junior United States Senator for the state of South Carolina on January 2, 2013, was appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to fill the vacancy left by Senator Jim DeMint.
With his mother by his side, The Post and Courier reported that Senator Scott learned that students at his alma mater, Stall High School in North Charleston, would be watching the swearing in ceremony live.
The Mentor – Tim Scott
Seizing the opportunity to teach, Scott told The Post and Courier that he hopes to return to Stall. “I want to go and talk to those kids and let them know all things are possible,” he said. “Hard work is part of it. Optimism is a major part of it. We’ve got a great community.” A man of his word, on February 20, 2013 Senator Scott visited Stall High School, less than 60 days after his promise. As reported by the Charleston County School District: “Students at Stall High School were thrilled by the inspirational speech given by US Senator Tim Scott…He spoke to students about growing up in the same neighborhoods they currently reside in, learning to choose friends wisely, the challenges he faced in academics, and finding an outlet with Student Council.”
In May 2013, the Union Daily Times feature story on Senator Scott, highlighted how he stresses education and hard work to students as a means of success as they covered his presentation to Union County High School students.
A life that includes education, hard work, positive role models, choosing the right friends, and having a backup plan is a successful life…“Having a job is good but creating jobs is even better…Having an income is important but making a profit is even more important.
He also told students they too can enjoy success and realize their dreams if they are willing to work hard, beginning in school and continuing in their adult lives.
In a very rare event, South Carolinians find themselves voting for both of their U.S. Senate seats in 2014. Senator Scott is running in a special election for the last two years of Jim DeMint’s term.
Senator Scott was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives prior to his Senate appointment, representing the 1st Congressional district. First elected in November 2010, he was one of only two members of the 2010 freshman class chosen to sit at the House Republican leadership table.
Senator Scott’s Upbringing
Senator Scott was born in 1965. His parents were divorced when he was 7, and he grew up in poverty under the care of his mother who worked reported 16-hour days. Scott attended Presbyterian College on a partial football scholarship, and graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. While the liberal media say Scott “plays up” his modest upbringing, it is evident when you listen to him that he speaks of his mother’s struggles to raise he and his brother with a heavy heart. About his mother he often says:
I am very thankful to the good Lord, and to a strong mom who believed that sometimes love has to come at the end of a switch. And she loved me a lot…My mother did not quit on me.
Senator Scott’s Positions
Senator Scott is a fiscal and cultural conservative. He has and continues to support reducing federal spending and taxes and his Senate votes reflect this position.
Watch his 2013 CPAC and Values Voter’ speeches below.
“The Constitution grants all law-abiding Americans the right to bear arms, regardless of what some would lead you to believe,” Scott says in a statement posted on his congressional website. “Our Second Amendment right is a fundamental freedom and a cornerstone of our democracy.”
“As Americans, we have the right to defend ourselves, our families and our property, and the federal government should never interfere with this right,” says Scott. “I remain steadfast in my commitment to uphold our Second Amendment rights.”
Senator Scott supports border security, enforcement of our current laws. He voted no on S.744, the Senate’s immigration proposal (otherwise known as the Gang of 8 amnesty bill). His official statement on immigration can be read here.
Senator Scott absolutely supports defunding of ObamaCare!
His November interview with Greta on Obama’s Obamacare games:
On the Senate floor discussing how ObamaCare is harming S.C. families
Our Military and Iran
On Greta regarding our military
Responding to a Constituent on Iran Sanctions
Senator Scott’s FreedomWorks scorecard = 82
Scott’s NumbersUSA immigration report card grade A+
Tim Scott’s Voting record published by Project Vote Smart can be viewed here.
More information on Tim Scott’s re-election campaign can be found on his website
Also follow him on Twitter @SenatorTimScott