Yesterday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that Congressman Tim Scott will replace Senator Jim DeMint, who is leaving at the end of the year to run our sister organization, The Heritage Foundation. During a question and answer session with reporters following the announcement, Rep. Scott was asked how he compared to Sen. DeMint. After flashing a smile, he proceeded to compare his ranking on Heritage Action's Legislative Scorecard to that of Sen. DeMint's.
Scott boasts an 88% rating, which is 22% points higher than the average House Republican. While DeMint will surely be missed in the Senate, we are looking forward to working with Senator-to-be Scott to advance the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.