Scott Statement on No Charges Filed Against Clinton

Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch that no charges will be brought against Hillary Clinton.

The F.B.I.’s findings made it painfully obvious that Secretary Clinton put our national security and classified information at risk, and even that her email was probably hacked by foreign operatives. We have seen other examples of people who have, maliciously or not, put classified information at risk, and they did not receive the same treatment. This shows if your last name is Clinton, you are clearly playing by a different set of rules. This is not what America stands for, period.

I look forward to F.B.I. Director Comey testifying before the U.S. House, and learning more about how they came to this decision. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that your last name doesn’t determine how you’re treated in the eyes of the law.