South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.
Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley’s selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.
State law gives the Republican governor sole authority to pick DeMint’s successor. DeMint, considered an ideological godfather of the tea party movement, announced less than two weeks ago that he would resign Jan. 1 to take the helm of the Heritage Foundation, a national conservative think tank.
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There was a time when Senators were appointed by the States, to represent the States, and then the progressives got in the act and made states wards if the federal government. And we get people like Harry, dingy harry in return.