Excerpts: Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina Delivers the Republican Address to the Nation
WASHINGTON D.C. — Tonight, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President’s remarks to the joint session of Congress. Below are excerpts from the Address:
Locking vulnerable kids out of the classroom is locking adults out of their future. Our public schools should have reopened months ago. Other countries’ did. Private and religious schools did. Science has shown for months that schools are safe.
But too often, powerful grown-ups set science aside. And kids like me were left behind.
The clearest case for school choice in our lifetimes.
This should be a joyful springtime for our nation
This Administration inherited a tide that had already turned. The coronavirus is on the run!
Thanks to Operation Warp Speed and the Trump Administration, our country is flooded with safe and effective vaccines. Thanks to our bipartisan work last year, job openings are rebounding.
So why do we feel so divided and anxious?
A nation with so much cause for hope should not feel so heavy-laden.
Just before COVID, we had the most inclusive economy in my lifetime. The lowest unemployment ever recorded for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans. The lowest for women in nearly 70 years. Wages were growing faster for the bottom 25% than the top 25%.
That happened because Republicans focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans.
We passed Opportunity Zones, criminal justice reform, and permanent funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the first time ever. We fought the drug epidemic, rebuilt our military, and cut taxes for working families and single moms like mine.
Our best future won’t come from Washington schemes or socialist dreams. It will come from you — the American people.