Tim Scott is the first African-American senator from the south since Reconstruction.
Scott, 47, was elected in 2010 to represent a U.S. House district in the Charleston area. He has served in a leadership position since his election win in 2010.
He and his siblings were raised by a single mother who worked as a nursing assistant.
He was doing poorly in school until the owner of a Chick-fil-A franchise took him under his wing. He went on to earn a partial football scholarship to college, ran an insurance company, and owned part of a real-estate agency before entering politics.
This is not only an historic appointment but Tim Scott has a remarkable personal history. His appointment received little press but the media can’t say enough about the nomination of John Kerry to Secretary of State. At least Kerry’s not going to be Secretary of Defense.
Read about Tim Scott at WaPo
Tim Scott on worker’s rights:
The left has managed to demonize even this moment. The Republicans can do nothing right as long as the left controls the media.