|United States Senator|
from South Carolina
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2013
Serving with Lindsey Graham
|Preceded by||Jim DeMint|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 1th district
January 3, 2011 – January 2, 2013
|Preceded by||Henry Brown|
|Succeeded by||Mark Sanford|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives |
from the 117th district
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Tom Dantzler|
|Succeeded by||Bill Crosby|
|Member of the Charleston County Council |
from the 3rd district
February 8, 1995 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||R. Keith Summey|
|Succeeded by||Elliott Summey|
|Born||September 19, 1965|
North Charleston, South Carolina
|Alma mater||Presbyterian 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.
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.
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]
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Tim Scott at Wikimedia Commons