U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita issued the following statement after Gov. Nikki Haley announced her appointment of U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to serve as the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina:
"Tim Scott is an outstanding choice to serve as South Carolina's next senator in the seat now held by Senator Jim DeMint. I consider both of these leaders good friends and have worked closely with them on the critical issues facing our nation over the past two years. Tim has a great American success story and will be a strong advocate for conservative principles in the Senate, and I will miss having him as a friend and colleague in the House.
"I also thank Senator DeMint for his service and wish him well at the Heritage Foundation. He wasted no time accomplishing great things in the Senate, and I expect that he will continue to have a major impact on public policy in his new role," said Rokita.