Tim Scott

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Tim Scott
Tim Scott, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from South Carolina
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Serving with Lindsey Graham
Preceded byJim DeMint
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 2, 2013
Preceded byHenry Brown
Succeeded byMark Sanford
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 117th district
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byTom Dantzler
Succeeded byBill Crosby
Member of the Charleston County Council
from the 3rd district
In office
February 8, 1995 – January 3, 2009
Preceded byR. Keith Summey
Succeeded byElliott Summey
Personal details
Born(1965-09-19)September 19, 1965
North Charleston, South Carolina
Political partyRepublican
Alma materPresbyterian College
Charleston Southern University

Timothy Eugene Scott (born September 19, 1965) is an American politician. On January 3, 2013, he became the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina. He was in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013.[1]

Scott was born on September 19, 1965 in North Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Presbyterian College. Scott graduated from Charleston Southern University. He is unmarried.

He is the only African-American senator as of the 115th United States Congress. More specifically, he is the first Republican African-American senator since Edward Brooke, of Massachusetts, in the 1970s.

Political Positions[change | change source]

Civil Rights[change | change source]

Scott is a Republican, and conservative overall, but has a liberal stance on civil rights for African-Americans.

George Floyd Protests[change | change source]

When Donald Trump, a fellow conservative, controversially Tweeted

When the looting starts, the shooting starts,

about the protests of the death of George Floyd, Scott reprimanded him, saying the tweet was not constructive.

He spoke out against Floyd´s murder.[2]

Environment[change | change source]

Scott was in 2017 one of 22 senators sending a letter to Donald Trump asking him to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. He is a lobbyist for oil/gas/coal interests, having received over $54,000 from them since 2012.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Scott, Tim". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  2. Fox News. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Tim Scott at Wikimedia Commons