SC’s 1st ‘Black Senator’ talk gun control, North Korea in Rock Hill

Posted April 15, 2013 10:44 am | Filed under Featured, Local News

Newly-appointed U.S. Senator Tim Scott says the senate will spend three weeks debating proposed gun legislation. Scott visited Rock Hill Friday to honor the organizers, athletes and volunteers from the Area 11 Special Olympics.

Scott tells local reporters that instead of political posturing, the question of what are we trying to do and how will it help reduce violence needs to be answered.

Scott says what’s been debated thus far would not have stopped the mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Scott says President Obama’s latest proposal for reducing the nation’s debt is so comprehensive that it has a slimmer chance of passage.

Scott says the situation in North Korea has become volatile and unstable, and that the US realizes that being prepared is an important part of the equation.

Scott says our government’s measured response so far has been appropriate.

Scott said he will run for re-election to his senate seat in 2014. He was appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki Haley to succeed departed former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.

Scott also says former Governor Mark Sanford will win the race with Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to take his place in South Carolina’s First Congressional District.