Thune Statement on Appointment of Tim Scott to U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today issued the following statement regarding South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s appointment of U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to the Senate to replace outgoing Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.):

"I want to welcome Congressman Tim Scott and congratulate him on his appointment to the Senate,” said Thune. “I have no doubt Tim will bring the same passion and fiscal conservatism to the Senate that he’s shown in the House of Representatives for the last two years and as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives before that. Now more than ever, we need lawmakers that will pursue policies that create jobs and spur economic growth and I’m confident that Tim will be a strong partner as we pursue these goals in the coming weeks and months.”