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By Victor Trammell Another racial barrier has been broken in the southern state of South Carolina. Representative Tim Scott, (R) will become the first ever black GOP member appointed to the U.S. Senate from a southern state. Rep. Scott was appointed by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. His predecessor, Jim DeMint is stepping down from his position in the U.S. Senate to become president of The Heritage Foundation. DeMint released a statement Monday supporting his successor. He quoted: “Tim Scott is a principled leader and will make an outstanding senator for the people of the South Carolina and an important voice for conservatives across the nation. I’ve known Tim for years and am confident he will serve our state with honor and distinction.” (Atlanta Black Star) Governor Haley’s choice for South Carolina’s U.S. Senate representative will make Tim Scott America’s only black senator. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also released a statement voicing his support Scott. The statement reads: “As a solid conservative who fights hard for the values and principles he believes in, Tim will help us find real, lasting solutions to the economic challenges facing our nation in the 113th Congress.” (Atlanta Black Star) Two years ago, Tim Scott was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a stauch ally of the Tea Party as well. Rep. Scott is a firm believer in the social values and fiscal principles of his political constituency. In his acceptance speech he said: “If you have a problem with spending, there is not enough revenue to make up for it. “We have a spending problem in America not a revenue problem.” Scott will hold his senate office until a special election in November of 2014. He will be able to run for re-election if he desires.  

Tim Scott Becomes South Carolina’s First Black Senator

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By Victor Trammell

Another racial barrier has been broken in the southern state of South Carolina. Representative Tim Scott, (R) will become the first ever black GOP member appointed to the U.S. Senate from a southern state. Rep. Scott was appointed by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. His predecessor, Jim DeMint is stepping down from his position in the U.S. Senate to become president of The Heritage Foundation. DeMint released a statement Monday supporting his successor. He quoted:

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