U.S. Sen. Tim Scott hosts town hall event in Goose Creek

Published: May. 28, 2023 at 6:17 PM EDT|Updated: May. 28, 2023 at 6:40 PM EDT
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is hosting a town hall event Sunday afternoon.

The senator is speaking at New Life Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Dexter Easley.

“I’m running for president because I sincerely believe that America can do for anyone what she’s done for me,” Scott said at Sunday’s event. “And if we restore hope and create opportunities, and protect the America I just talked about, we will always be the city on the hill. We will always be the beacon in the midst of the storm. I can’t sit idly by while we’re watching what is happening to our nation is happening.”

Scott officially launched his 2024 presidential bid with an announcement Monday at his alma mater, Charleston Southern University.

The Republican told a cheering crowd he is living proof that America is “a land of opportunity, not a land of oppression.”

But he said under President Joe Biden, America is not a nation in decline but has “become a nation in retreat.”

Scott said that under President Joe Biden, the nation is “retreating away” from patriotism and faith; work and dignity; and earned success, aspiration and accountability. He said schools are suffering and “crime is on the rise and law enforcement is in retreat.”

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