South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was recently voted number 25 on Fortune Magazine's "50 Greatest Leaders in the World" list.
Among the reasons Fortune included was Scott's role as the leader of the GOP in refuting President Biden's address to Congress and his leadership role in police reform.
Scott was a popular figure in the Republican Party, thanks in part to his tough upbringing and bootstraps mentality.
Fortune writes that since Joe Biden's election, Scott has been "a voice for compromise and minor stimulus efforts with common sense that minimize the role of government spending in fueling the recovery."
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Fortune's profile includes this interesting element – an explanation of why Trump received more Black and Latin American votes in 2020 than in 2016:
Tim Scott, the GOP's only black Senator, explains why: He's an avid and effective spokesman for the small-government conservatism that helped the Republican Party gain a foothold among some color voters.
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Growing up poor
Senator Tim Scott's background makes it easy to understand why, like President Trump, he is an outspoken advocate of self-reliance and a government that gets out of the way and makes Americans successful on its own.
Scott grew up in a single parent household, the middle of three boys. His parents separated and the family moved a lot. His mother worked long hours to make ends meet.
When he was a freshman in high school, he dropped out of most of his classes. But he was lucky, his mother of course didn't give up on him and he met someone who became a mentor and managed to get his grades right and graduate.
He graduated from Charleston Southern University and went into business for himself. Scott worked as a financial advisor and owned his own insurance company before entering the political waters of South Carolina politics.
The stories of Ben Carson and Tim Scott about their background cannot be told.
They completely destroy the victim narrative pushed by the left.
– Miles Commodore (@miles_commodore) April 29, 2021
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Politics is called for
Tim Scott's first foray into politics came in 1995 when he applied and won a seat on Charleston City Council before serving a term in the State House and winning a vacant seat in the House of Representatives.
In 2013, when Jim DeMint stepped down from the Senate, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley appointed Scott to fill the vacant seat. He ended his term by winning a special election in 2014 and was re-elected in 2016 with almost 25 points.
Scott has long endorsed conservative ideas for low taxes and small governments, many of the same lines that President Trump advocated.
In 2017, he helped pass the tax reform package that helped millions of Americans keep what they earned and invest that money in their own futures.
As a job creator, I know that the government is not best placed to create jobs.
After living in poverty I know the government can make you a little more comfortable in your poverty, but they don't have an exit strategy
– Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) May 26, 2021
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Left's worst nightmare
Senator Tim Scott and other black conservatives like him remain the left's worst nightmare. If they cannot refute the valid arguments that Scott and others make for the success of conservative ideas and guidelines, they simply resort to naming.
That was seen in full last month. After President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress in April, Scott responded to the Republican Party.
In response, Scott pointed out that American workers, who were the lowest on the wage scale, were finally starting to see their wages spike before the pandemic, and it did so without the massive government intervention Biden advocated.
Scott stated, "The beauty of the American dream," said Scott, "is that families can define it for themselves."
It was not long before the full force of the Democrats and the Left fell in person on Scott. On Twitter, the racist hashtag “#UncleTim” was allowed to stay on the platform for about 12 hours before it was removed.
Scott's response led MSNBC's Tiffany Cross to refer to Scott as a "token," "clown," and "tap dancer."
On the same network, Joy Reid smugly claimed, "I'm not sure what its purpose was. Its audience seemed to me to be conservative white Republicans, angry about certain things, breaking off culture, and the same cultural nods that we got at the Fox Hear the news. And he was out here to throw them a lifeline. It was disappointing. "
While the Democrats continue to call for law enforcement reform, Scott passed a police reform law in 2020. The Democrats filibustered and blocked the bill. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) called it "a half-hearted approach".
Despite the racially charged language of the left, Scott does not give in and is recognized as a leader.
Biden's economic policy fails and he asks every American family to pay the bill. This is wrong.
– Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) May 24, 2021
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