South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley To Name Tim Scott To Senate Seat

Source: Peter Hamby / CNN

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will announce Monday that she’s appointing GOP Rep. Tim Scott as Sen. Jim DeMint’s successor, according to Republican sources in South Carolina and Washington.

The announcement will come at noon ET at South Carolina’s state house in Columbia. Scott will become the Senate’s only African-American member and the GOP’s second African-American senator since Reconstruction.

DeMint announced earlier this month he would resign his from his Senate seat by January 1 to lead The Heritage Foundation, a leading conservative think tank in Washington.

Scott will fill the Senate spot until a special election takes place in November 2014, with the winner of that contest serving the remaining two years of DeMint’s second term.

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  • Fordf250

    Doesn’t matter what color he is. He is still a crappy Republican. He will still push issues that are counter-productive to his own community. In my eyes, he is no different than Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele, JC Watts, Herman Cain…None of them will have a place in Black History. They are all disgraces. The Marines have a code. “Leave no man behind”. These guys do the opposite on a daily bases. They are of a community that they work hard everyday to leave behind. They all remind me of that Dave Chapelle Klan character.