Sen. Scott, GOP Colleagues Celebrate Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON — In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) reflected on the women who helped shape his life, highlighted barrier breaking women from South Carolina, and discussed how we can continue empowering female leaders to shape our nation’s future. Senator Scott was joined in celebrating Women’s History Month by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). 


Watch Senator Scott’s reflections on Women’s History Month here

“There’s no doubt that the most powerful forces for good in my life growing up were my grandmother and then my mother,” said Senator Scott. “All things are possible, and I think having good examples of what that looks like, whether through faith or as a leader of a family. My mother was a single mother, so she led my family. I’ve been blessed with really powerful, positive women leading my life and setting the path for me.” 

“One of the best ways to encourage young women to be believers in themselves is to let them know that they determine how they’re going to approach problems,” said Senator Blackburn. “Encouraging them to realize that opportunities exist, and that doors does are meant to be opened and walk through — that is a great way to encourage them.”

“There is no way I would be standing here as the youngest Republican female ever elected to the U.S. Senate if it weren’t for so many women who went before me,” said Senator Britt. “When I look at Women’s History Month, I celebrate not only where women are, but where I know women can go.” 

“Look at the pioneering women who have come before us—whether Eleanor Roosevelt or Sally Rye or Mother Teresa. It’s just a chance for students all across the country, and young women and girls, to be able to look at the people who have made history in the past and put those ideas into their minds to be the history makers of the future,” said Senator Capito. 

“I think of Evelyn Gandy — she was our first female state treasurer, our first female lieutenant governor, and our first state-wide office holder that was female,” said Senator Hyde-Smith. “She was pretty inspiring to me. Here she was— she came from Forest County—and she just stepped out and decided that she could run for state-wide, and Mississippi was ready for her. We are really standing on her shoulders.” 

Click here to view the full remarks of Senator Scott and his female colleagues.