US Senator Tim Scott

Scott began the news conference by saying thank you to “my lord and savior Jesus Christ,” but quickly moved to the issue that has
and will consume federal lawmakers: the federal budget.

“We have a spending problem, ladies and gentlemen, and not a revenue problem,” Scott said after Haley introduced him as the state’s next U.S. Senator.
“It is very difficult for us to fix the problem in a nation with $16 trillion in debt and an annual deficit of more than $1 trillion talking about raising revenue
from the top two percent. We could take all the revenue on top two percent and could not close the annual deficit.”