South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced on Thursday.
Exciting news: I’m giving the official @GOP response to Joe Biden’s first address to Congress! I’m humbled and honored to have this opportunity to share my positive conservative message with the American people. pic.twitter.com/YDrqnGTwoi— Tim Scott (@votetimscott) April 22, 2021
McConnell said that Scott is one of the most “inspiring and unifying” leaders,
“Senator Tim Scott is not just one of the strongest leaders in our Senate Republican Conference. He is one of the most inspiring and unifying leaders in our nation,” McConnell said in a statement after the announcement. “Nobody is better at communicating why far-left policies fail working Americans. Senate Republicans are looking forward to this address from our distinguished colleague.”
.@SenatorTimScott is not just one of the strongest leaders in the Senate. He is one of the most inspiring and unifying leaders in our nation. I'm glad he’ll be delivering the Republican Address following the President’s remarks on Wednesday.— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) April 22, 2021
McCarthy added that Scott is a "conservative optimist" with the "right vision."
I couldn’t be more proud as a friend, as a Republican, and as an American to have @SenatorTimScott deliver the Republican response to President Biden’s address next week.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 22, 2021
He is a conservative optimist with the right vision for a stronger, more united country.
President Biden will address the joint session next Wednesday.