Tim Scott, only Black GOP senator, set to respond to Biden

Tim Scott, only Black GOP senator, set to respond to Biden
FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scott is the only Black Republican senator. He's often happy to dart past Capitol Hill reporters without saying much. But he and the spotlight have found each other. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) (Source: Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tim Scott of South Carolina is the only Black Republican senator.

He’s often happy to dart past Capitol Hill reporters without saying much. But he and the spotlight have found each other.

Scott has given speeches about being pulled over while driving repeatedly by police officers. He’s also an advocate of conservative causes.

Now, he’s giving his party’s nationally televised response to President Joe Biden’s Wednesday night address to Congress.

He’s also the lead GOP negotiator as the two parties seek an accord on legislation overhauling police procedures.

Scott was brought up by a single mother who worked back-breaking hours as a nursing assistant.

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