Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has always had a bold presence on Twitter. Wednesday was no exception.
Scott was "proud" to vote with his colleagues on tax reform, according to his Twitter timeline. So, you can imagine his surprise when Huffington Post contributor Andy Ostroy suggested Scott was pressured by GOP leaders to be front and center on camera once the bill passed because of his skin color.
Scott saw Ostroy's message and assured him that he had plenty of other reasons to be standing up there with his colleagues as they celebrated the bill's passage.
Uh probably because I helped write the bill for the past year, have multiple provisions included, got multiple Senators on board over the last week and have worked on tax reform my entire time in Congress. But if you'd rather just see my skin color, pls feel free. https://t.co/KLLNXqIZ3i— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 20, 2017
Scott has long been heralding the tax reform plan, especially since it included a measure he sponsored called the Investing in Opportunity Act, which is intended to help struggling communities. You can watch his remarks below. Clearly, no one pressured him stand up there.
This is a plan we can be proud of because it speaks to the hearts of everyday, hardworking Americans! And I am proud to say that our #TaxReform package includes my bipartisan #IIOA, which will help distressed communities all over the country. Today is a great day. pic.twitter.com/gWVuhqsUKl— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 20, 2017