Edition: Global Global Select Region
Email: Passwd: or sign up free
One News Page
One News Page > US > Palin: Tim Scott Would Be 'Great Choice' to Replace DeMint in Senate
Open news article

Palin: Tim Scott Would Be 'Great Choice' to Replace DeMint in Senate

Breitbart
Thursday, 6 December 2012

After South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint announced Thursday he will resign from the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tweeted that Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) would be a "great choice" to replace him.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, whom Palin endorsed during the 2010 South Carolina GOP gubernatorial primary, will appoint DeMint's successor for the next two years. A special election for a full six-year term will be held in 2014. 

Sources told CNN that DeMint has indicated he wants Scott, a dynamic fiscal and social conservative who happens to be black, appointed to his seat. 



A great choice! RT @peterhambycnn DeMint has made it known in Columbia that he wants Tim Scott to be appointed to his seat, sources tell CNN

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) December 6, 2012

Scott's name has been floated in South Carolina political circles as a potential primary challenger to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in 2014 and a future gubernatorial candidate.

As Republicans debate about whether the party can attract minority voters while staying true to conservative principles, Scott proves that being a conservative who happens to be a minority does not have to be mutually exclusive. 

After he was elected to the House in 2010, Scott was selected to be a part of the freshman class's leadership. During the 2011 debt ceiling debate, Scott voted against the House leadership and against the compromise that created the current fiscal cliff. 

"This compromise did not take enough steps towards ensuring a stable economic future in order to earn my vote," Scott said then. "The short-term spending reductions in the bill were insufficient, I believe the Balanced Budget Amendment should be mandated, and I have concerns with lingering questions regarding defense cuts."

Scott was raised by a single mother who worked 16 hours a day to keep the family off of welfare. In high school, Scott flunked most of his classes during ninth grade -- including Spanish and English.

"When you fail Spanish and English, they do not consider you bilingual," Scott wrote in 2010. "They consider you bi-ignorant because you can't speak in any language."

At this time, a manager of a local Chick-fil-A restaurant who noticed Scott would always buy fries instead of a sandwich took him aside and became his mentor when Scott was starting to believe that the only way he could "find my way out of poverty was through entertainment, whether it be a football player, cutting up in school."

When John Moniz, the Chick-fil-A manager, discovered Scott would buy fries because he could not afford a sandwich, he offered Scott a sandwich in return for lunchtime conversations, which began the mentorship. 

Moniz died of a heart attack when Scott was 18, and Scott told WORLD magazine that was when he vowed to help make a difference in the lives of a billion people before he died.

"Many of the lessons he taught me never manifested themselves until after he sadly passed away. He will never know how thankful I am that he never gave up on me; that he was wise enough to know that growth takes time, especially for a teenager," Scott wrote. "He didn't need to do what he did. He didn't need to feed me sandwiches or words. But he took the time to change the life of a youngster who had the good fortune to work close by."

During the 2012 Republican presidential primary in South Carolina, Scott held a series of town halls -- "Tim's Town Halls" -- for the presidential candidates. His town halls often drew some of the the most enthusiastic audiences of the cycle -- with nearly as many people coming to see Scott as the presidential contenders. 
0
shares
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comment
 

You Might Like


Other recent news in US

Oklahoma high court rejects DEATH row inmates' drug secrecy claims, lifts stay of executionDaycare worker convicted of MURDER in 2003 'shaking death' of 4-month-old girl to be released from prison as she appeals her conviction after judge finds there is 'substantial' evidence that she's innocent
Death Reports Of The APPLE iPad are Greatly ExaggeratedKate and William pause during their Australian visit to express their sadness over the death of Camilla's brother MARK SHAND
Man arrested in FLORIDA for N.J. murder was in U.S. illegally, officials sayBiz Break: Apple, FACEBOOK and Zynga make big changes
Shipwreck found in SAN FRANCISCO Bay: Chinese heroics behind disaster revealedA Sticky Situation: Yankees Pitcher Michael PINEDA Tossed for Illegal Substance
Judge to mull CHELSEA Manning name change requestMOST BEAUTIFUL is Lupita Nyong'o

Twitter


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2014 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
One News Page - Top Headlines RSS Feed RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Advertise  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |  One News Page on Facebook LIKE us on Facebook  One News Page on Twitter FOLLOW us on Twitter  One News Page on Google+ FIND us on Google+



Bullet: One News Page official news app for iPhone Bullet: Our news app for iPhone
-