Senator Timothy Eugene Scott is an American businessman and politician. He has been serving as a junior United States Senator from South Carolina under the Republicans since 2013.
He was a member of the US House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. He also served as a member of the South Carolina House of Assembly from 1998 to 2008.
Senator Tim Scott was born in North Charleston, South Carolina, on September 19, 1965. But, he grew up in abject poverty after his parents divorced. Scott finished at R.B. Stall High School and enrolled at Presbyterian College on a football scholarship.
But he graduated from Charleston Southern University with a B.Sc. degree in Political Science in 1988. After his graduation, Senator Tim Scott worked in the real estate industry. He subsequently founded his insurance agency, where he worked as a financial advisor.
Sen. Scott argued that President Biden has not delivered on a promise to unite the nation. He made the comments while delivering the Republican response to Biden’s State of the Union address. His speech quickly became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter
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Here’s our collection of the best Tim Scott Quotes:
Tim Scott Quotes on Politics/President
But the question we should ask ourselves is, who is the next visionary leader of America? How do we have the aspiration and inspire Americans to reach their highest level? We need a president that does so.Tim Scott
The future of the Republican Party and the future of America is based on a values system and the issues that drive those values are on our side.Tim Scott
I think when you look to the future what you’ll find is that the Republican Party is building a bigger party based on stronger values.Tim Scott
People ask me about if, being a Republican, you guys want to cut everything and stop everything and not help people. I find that patently false.Tim Scott
One thing without any question that is true today and that is that the winner of the 28-minute commercial is President Barack Obama.Tim Scott
The president absurdly claims this is worse than Jim Crow. What is going on here?
I’ll tell you. A Washington power grab. This misplaced outrage is supposed to justify Democrats’ sweeping bill that would take over elections for all 50 statesTim Scott
Obamacare. Get rid of it. Period.Tim Scott
Tim Scott Quotes on Security/Rights
We have to attack those things which stand in the way of America’s progress. And what stands in the way of American progress right now is the federal government.Tim Scott
The state of Georgia passed a law that expands early votingTim Scott
The state of Georgia passed a law that expands early voting; preserves no-excuse mail-in voting; and, despite what the president claimed, did not reduce Election Day hours.Tim Scott
Tim Scott Quotes on Capitalism/Socialism/Communism
I think you hear, at least as an undertone, and it’s going to grow louder, is that we believe that capitalism is the mantra of the day and anything that creeps towards socialism is a problem.Tim Scott
If you look at the fact that the best chance we have for a good economy is the private sector. The government cannot create jobs. If the government could create jobs, then Communism would have worked. But it didn’t work. So what we have to do is allow the private sector and the entrepreneurial spirit to lead us back to a job-filled recovery.Tim Scott
We need the private sector to create jobs. If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked, but it didn’t.Tim Scott
I think it’s very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you’re back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, then you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you’d join us as well.Tim Scott
Our position should not be on how to eliminate the competition at all expenses, but we should focus on what we’re going to do in order to make sure that Americans turn to the road of prosperity with the trajectory of capitalism, because making a profit is not an evil.Tim Scott
Tim Scott Quotes on Economy/Equality/Employment
We do not have a revenue problem in D.C. or this county. We have a prioritization problem. When you create the priorities you find the priorities of the country and you stop spending money when you get to zero.Tim Scott
I think about my grandfather who’s 89 years old, and the last thing he needs is more money out of his pocket.Tim Scott
I think one of the most threatening places to be in politics is a black conservative because there are so many liberals who want to continue to reinforce a stereotype that doesn’t exist about America.Tim Scott
There are good people and bad people in all organizations fundamentally however, when you look at the basis of the Tea Party it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with an economic recovery. It has to do with limiting the role of our government in our lives. It has to do with free markets.Tim Scott
Ensuring fairness in the American workplace should be a cornerstone of our economic policy.Tim Scott
I have campaigned all over the state of South Carolina. It is the friendliest state in the country. And truly here people judge you by the content of your character not the color of your skin.Tim Scott
As I have traveled throughout my Congressional district, the one thing I heard loud and clear was simply please stop spending money you do not have, rein in spending, live within a budget.Tim Scott
I’m not looking to be dominating all the media outlets … to talk about any issue just to be on TV, I’m not your guy. I’m not going to be ‘the black Republican’. I’m going to be a Republican who happens to be black who will talk about issues that I’m passionate about that are specific to the agenda that I want to accomplish.Tim Scott
Part of the challenge of being a black Republican anywhere is that you start off with people walking in with chips on their shoulder trying to figure out what is wrong with you.Tim Scott
If the small government concept grows, we have fewer dollars leaving our pockets, we have more folks motivated to make a profit.Tim Scott
I think the question is who am I? That’s what we all should be asking ourselves. Who am I? Well, if I am first a Christian conservative then that dictates my response to all questions so my response first as a Christian conservative is to vote consistent with my value system.Tim Scott
And the Tea Party represents many of us who believe that we are taxed enough already. We believe in free markets.Tim Scott
Certainly I feel like I’m the tip of the arrow at times because certainly the national media wants to talk about the fact that I’m a black Republican and some people think of that as zany that a black person would be a conservative but to me what is zany is any person black, white, red, brown or yellow not being a conservative.Tim Scott
Thousands of Americans are forced to join unions as a condition of employment, with little to no chance of ever having their voices heard.Tim Scott
But in my life, the vast majority of people that have really afforded me the opportunity to succeed were white folks.Tim Scott
Other Tim Scott Quotes
I’m an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God – and that makes the difference.Tim Scott
If our message reaches the kitchen tables, we are in good shape.Tim Scott
There is nothing special about Tim Scott. I’m an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God and that makes the difference.Tim Scott
Is Romney a tea party candidate? I’d probably say that he’s the least of the candidates running for president right now that would be considered a tea party candidate.Tim Scott
I remember walking down the aisle, and I got down on my knees as a person who is so selfish, but when I rose back up the Lord had become the Master of my life.Tim Scott
When I was in the 9th grade I was flunking out of high school. And that’s why I’m so encouraged by the fact that America is the place where opportunity and American exceptionalism is alive and well.Tim Scott
South Carolina is a great place to be from.Tim Scott
Success is created in studio apartments and garages, at kitchen tables, and in classrooms across the nation, not in government conference rooms in Washington.Tim Scott
I see myself as a person who wants to serve the constituents within my district and find a way to move those who are not in our position philosophically to our position.Tim Scott
I failed world geography, civics, Spanish and English. And when you fail Spanish and English, they do not consider you bilingual. They may call you bi-ignorant because you can’t speak any language.Tim Scott
There is nothing special about Tim Scott.Tim Scott
If Strom Thurmond could get 30% of the black vote, any Republican can.Tim Scott
Starting and feeding into the cultural war is absolutely unequivocally wrong for us as a nation and bad for the conservative movement.Tim Scott
I was warmly embraced by the Tea Party. They openly seek more minorities.Tim Scott
I don’t necessarily believe there’s a message in the fact that I’m an African-American Republican. I think there is a message that America as a whole, we are now awake. We are looking at a political construct and we’re fairly disappointed. I think the message is no matter where you come from in this country, there is great potential.Tim Scott
The first time that I was elected I was called the Judas Iscariot of the black community because I took a stand that was inconsistent with cutting across the grain.Tim Scott
I believe Americans have a strong work ethic.Tim Scott
I know that my grandfather is 92 years old. And he has seen this country evolve in amazing ways. He looks at South Carolina and he says, wow, what an amazing state that we have the blessing to live within because of evolution.Tim Scott
I just dove into the Scriptures and started memorizing different scriptures and started becoming as much as possible a part of the scripture. I wanted it to be grafted into my heart.Tim Scott
As a small business owner for the last 15 years, when I think of what truly changed my life, it was my faith, a strong family, my mom did a really, really good job of encouraging me in very clear and discernible ways.Tim Scott
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