Tim Scott, the junior senator from South Carolina, has announced his run for re-election in 2022. The announcement was made on Monday morning in North Charleston, where Scott spoke about the importance of continuing to fight for conservative values and principles in Washington, D.C.

Senator Scott has been a prominent voice in the Republican Party since first being elected to Congress in 2010. He is the first Black senator to be elected in the South since Reconstruction, and he has been a leading advocate for criminal justice reform and other issues affecting minority communities.

In addition to his work on criminal justice reform, Senator Scott has also been a strong supporter of tax reform, economic growth, and national security. He has served on several key committees in the Senate, including the Finance Committee, the Banking Committee, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Senator Scott's announcement was met with enthusiasm from other Republican leaders, including Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who endorsed Scott's run for re-election. Thune, who is the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, praised Scott as a principled conservative who has always put his constituents first.

"Tim Scott is an outstanding senator who has done great work on behalf of the people