Senator Scott Reflects on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in advance of the celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday:
“As we reflect on the life and the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we pause to recognize the progress that we have made as a nation and his steadfast leadership in that march toward a ‘more perfect union.’ We know that the path to this progress has been long and was bought with sacrifice, persistence, discipline and the conviction that we are better together.
“Because of Dr. King’s leadership and the leadership of many others, our country has seen powerful things happen since the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Brave men and women, like Dr. King, believed that the future of this country, the future of freedom and justice, was worth the sacrifice. He showed the world that nonviolent resistance and its underlying message of love and understanding are both powerful strategies for social change. Dr. King continues to be a powerful inspiration.
“I hope that the important message of freedom, justice and equality that Dr. King spent his life fighting for continues to spread throughout our country and around our world.”