Congressman James E. Clyburn

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Congressman Clyburn Reacts to Appointment of Tim Scott to U.S. Senate

December 17, 2012

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn issued the following statement regarding Governor Haley’s appointment of Tim Scott to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint. 

“I congratulate Tim Scott on his appointment. I have worked with him for several years, and while we don’t see eye-to-eye on most political issues and more often than not cancel out each other's votes, I believe he is the personification of South Carolina's motto, ‘While I breathe, I hope.’

“The historic nature of this appointment is not lost on me, and I am confident Tim Scott will represent South Carolina and the country honorably.”