Sen. Scott Stands in Solidarity with Jewish Community at Chanukah in the Square

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Sunday, December 10, 2023, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke at Chanukah in the Square 2023 – hosted by Chabad of Charleston. During his remarks, Senator Scott expressed support for Israel and the Jewish people and condemned the antisemitic, pro-Hamas demonstrations taking place in the United States and around the world, especially at American colleges and universities.


“Your federal funding is not a right; it’s a privilege. What is a right is for every Jewish student to go to class or to a library and not have to fear for their lives. I would say to every student on college campus fomenting hatred and antisemitism and promoting Jewish genocide and talking about terrorism, if you are on a visa, your visa is not a right. It is a privilege,” said Senator Scott. “As we celebrate the Festival of Lights, my prayer is within my lifetime, we will see the end of antisemitism, bigotry and hatred.”

Senator Scott has championed the following legislation to support Israel and combat antisemitism: