What Tim Scott Didn’t Mention in His Campaign Kickoff
May 22, 2023
Tim Scott just launched his 2024 campaign doubling down on the MAGA agenda he’s spent his entire career pushing but conveniently left out some of the key pillars of his extreme agenda – including his pledge to sign a national abortion ban, commitment to cutting taxes for the ultra wealthy, and push to end Social Security and Medicare as we know it.
Scott made no mention of his repeated promises to sign “the most conservative” national abortion ban possible.
Newsmax: “Your colleague in the Senate – also your colleague from South Carolina – Lindsey Graham is pushing for a 15-week federal abortion ban, something that’s going to be an issue come the next election. Would a President Scott sign that bill into law?”
Scott: “Every day, I would sign that bill into law. I would sign the most conservative pro-life legislation you can bring to my desk.”
MSNBC: “Is six weeks the right mile marker?”
Scott: “The people have decided that their elected leaders have the opportunity to do so, so I say absolutely… If I were president of the United States, I would literally sign the most conservative pro-life legislation that they can get through Congress.”
Scott once again called himself the “architect” of Trump’s tax breaks for the 1% but failed to mention it rigged the economy for the biggest corporations and ultra-wealthy real estate developers.
Iowa Starting Line: “GOP Tax Plan Hurt Farmers, Small Businesses”
New York Times: “A new tax break that President Trump frequently touts as a boon to black Americans and hard-hit communities is spurring relatively little job creation while disproportionately helping high-profit real estate projects and not small businesses, an extensive new study by the Urban Institute has found.”
PBS: “Trump-era Opportunity Zones meant to help low-income communities exploited by investors”
Not once in his entire speech did Scott mention how he backed plans to end Social Security and Medicare as we know it.
Washington Post: “Other potential entrants in the Republican primary, such as former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) and South Dakota Gov. Kristi L. Noem, also voted for Ryan’s budget when they were in Congress.
“‘There’s no doubt that we have to wrestle this beast to the ground and do the right thing,’ Scott said on Fox News in 2012. ‘The fact is that if we don’t start having a real conversation about people in their 40s and younger about the transformation of the system, it won’t be available for folks now in their 20s and 30s.’”
And once again, Scott failed to name a single difference between himself and Donald Trump’s MAGA agenda.
FOX News: “What are the differences in terms of policy positions that you may have with President Trump?”
Tim Scott: “Probably not very many at all. I am so thankful that we had President Trump in office.”