Sen. Tim Scott kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign Monday afternoon in his home state of South Carolina by touting his personal story and slamming President Biden and the “radical left” for fostering a culture of “grievance” over “greatness.”
In a launch event at Scott’s alma mater, Charleston Southern University, the only black Senate Republican emphasized his religious faith and ascension to Congress as the son of a single mother and the grandson of a cotton picker in the Jim Crow South.
“My family went from cotton to Congress in his lifetime,” Scott said of his ancestor. “And it was only possible because my grandfather had a stubborn faith: faith in God, faith in himself, and faith in what America would be.”
“This black man who struggled through the Jim Crow South believed then what some doubt now: in the goodness of America,” Scott went on. “Today, I’m living proof that America is