SCDP Chair Responds to Tim Scott’s endorsement of Marco Rubio
Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison issued the following statement in response to SC United States Senator Tim Scott’s endorsement of GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio.
“Tim Scott has turned his back on South Carolina time and time again, and now he’s endorsing someone who will do the very same thing: Marco Rubio.
“After South Carolina’s worst flood in 1,000 years, Tim Scott voted against providing necessary federal disaster relief funds to communities in dire need of help. Why? To prove he’s just as conservative as the increasingly extreme field of Republican Presidential candidates.
“But Sen. Scott and Sen. Rubio are two peas in a pod. They’ve both shown time and time again that they fail to understand what Americans want and need. Rubio’s priorities are so out of whack that he couldn’t even be bothered to show up and vote on the flood relief bill, and our South Carolina Senator thinks that’s who deserves his endorsement.
“As disappointing as their actions are, they are representative of the stark difference between the priorities of Republicans and Democrats today. Republicans are intent on keeping opportunity, influence, and wealth to themselves, while Democrats are intent on building a stronger middle class for a country in which opportunity is limited only by how hard you are willing to work.”