Republican leadership confirmed Thursday that Senator Tim Scott will deliver the party’s response to the nation following Joe Biden’s speech before both Houses of Congress on April 28th.
McConnell, McCarthy Announce Tim Scott Will Deliver Republican Address To The Nation
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“Senator Tim Scott is not just one of the strongest leaders in our Senate Republican Conference. He is one of the most inspiring and unifying leaders in our nation. As Sen. Scott likes to say, he is living his mother’s American dream, and he has dedicated his career to creating more opportunity for our fellow citizens who need it most. Nobody is better at communicating why far-left policies fail working Americans. Senate Republicans are looking forward to this address from our distinguished colleague,” McConnell said in a statement.
“I couldn’t be more proud as a friend, as a Republican, and as an American to have Senator Tim Scott deliver the Republican response to President Biden’s address next week. He is a conservative optimist with the right vision for a stronger, more united country. Today’s Republican Party is a growing coalition of working Americans who value freedom in pursuit of the American dream. No member in Congress epitomizes the essence of today’s Republican Party more than my friend and colleague Senator Scott,” McCarthy added.
‘HURTS MY SOUL’: GOP Sen. Tim Scott RIPS Dick Durbin for Calling His Police Reform Bill a ‘Token Process’
Senator Tim Scott ripped Sen. Dick Durbin Wednesday after the Democrat referred to his police reform bill as a “token process,” saying the comments “hurt his soul.”
“To think that -on this day- as we try to make sure fewer people lose confidence in this nation, to have the Senator from Illinois refer to this bill as a ‘token process’ hurts my soul,” said Sen. Scott.
.@SenatorTimScott rips Senator Dick Durbin for calling his police reform bill a "token":
"To call this a token process, hurts my soul." pic.twitter.com/qoERCevtra
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 17, 2020
“To think that the concept of anti-lynching -that’s a part of this legislation- to be considered a ‘token piece of legislation’… I don’t know what he meant,” he added.
Watch Sen. Scott’s comments above.
'TOO LATE TO LEAVE': Hurricane Michael Could Strengthen to CAT 5, Landfall in Hours
Hurricane Michael is gathering strength and picking up steam as it heads towards the coast of Florida’s panhandle Wednesday; potentially becoming a Category 5 storm as it makes landfall later today.
“As powerhouse Michael, a Category 4 hurricane, hurtled closer to the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, the supercharged storm had maximum sustained winds of 150 mph – just seven miles shy of a Category 5,” warned USA Today.
“It’s our first storm (forecast) to be on top of us,” said one longtime resident. “We’ve had a number of them come into the Gulf, and either come to the left or the right of us. But never on top of us.”
“The time to evacuate coastal areas has come and gone,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott. “If you are in an inland county you might have one more chance to evacuate, but only if local officials say it is safe.”