Senator Scott Statement on Parris Island Reports

North Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the statement below regarding reports that the U.S. Marine Corps is considering a proposal to close both Parris Island and their training base in San Diego, CA.

“The heart of the United States Marine Corps beats on Parris Island, and Beaufort County has proudly welcomed recruits from all over the country for generations. I am confident that as they review plans for consolidated training, the Marine Corps will determine that Parris Island makes the most sense both financially and logistically to train Marines for decades to come. Parris Island will not close.”