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S.C. Gov. Haley appoints Rep. Tim Scott to U.S. Senate

Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday her decision to appoint Rep. Tim Scott to succeed Republican Sen. Jim DeMint—a decision she deemed "historic."

Scott, a tea party star, will become the first black Southern senator since the late 1800s. He first won election to the U.S. House in 2010 by beating out Paul Thurmond, son of former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond, in the Republican primary for South Carolina's 1st District. Upon his appointment, Scott will serve in the seat the elder Thurmond once occupied.

"It's a great day in South Carolina. It's an historic day in South Carolina," Haley said, standing beside Scott and DeMint at a statehouse press conference.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/haley-appoint-rep-tim-sco...

If this has already been posted I apologies, but this is very big news even considering the school shooting we just had.

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From Wikipedia:

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Scott_%28politician%29

Taxes and spending – Scott believes that federal spending and taxes should be reduced.

Health care – Scott believes the 2010 health care reform law should be repealed. Scott states that the health care in the U.S. is one of the greatest in the world, asserting that people all over the world come to study in American medical schools, waiting lists are rare, and Americans are able to choose their insurance, providers, and course of treatment. Scott supports an alternative to the health care bill that he says keeps these benefits while controlling costs by reforming the medical tort system by having a limit on non-economic damages and by reforming Medicare.

Earmarks- Scott opposes earmarks.

Economic development - He supports infrastructure development and public works for his district believing it will improve the economy. He opposes restrictions on deepwater oil drilling.

Social issues – Scott describes himself as pro-life. Scott supports adult and cord blood stem cell research. He opposes embryonic stem cell research funded by taxpayers. He opposes the creation of human embryos for experimentation. and opposes assisted suicide.

Immigration – Scott supports federal legislation that is similar to the Arizona law, Arizona SB 1070. He supports strengthening penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. He also promotes cultural assimilation by making English the official language in the government, and by requiring new immigrants to learn English.

Labor –Scott has a pro-business orientation.

Foreign Policy -Scott advocates a continued military presence in Afghanistan and believes an early withdrawal will benefit Al-Qaeda. He also views Iran as the world's most dangerous country and believes that the US should aid pro-democracy groups there. Scott opposed the 2011 military intervention in Libya.

Anyone have any background

Anyone have any background info on him? DeMint light or the real deal?

A is he a neo-con bumpity

A is he a neo-con bumpity bump?

All I care about is whether

All I care about is whether or not he is a neocon. Please please, no more neocons!

And the crowd goes

And the crowd goes wild............yay

Southern Agrarian

thanks for posting!

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