COLUMBIA, S.C.–Gov. Nikki Haley appointed U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of United States Senator Jim DeMint.
Gov. Haley said, “What we looked for in a new senator is a fighter, someone with courage and leadership for our state and nation at a time when we need it most, and someone who understands South Carolina’s issues and knows her people. That’s what we found in Tim Scott. It’s a great honor for me to appoint Tim as our next U.S. Senator.”