Senator Scott Statement on Supreme Court Decision

Washington – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement today following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

“We are a nation that demands fairness and accountability. Is there a formula from the 1970s that helps us find that today? I don’t believe so.
We should strive to ensure that all Americans have access to opportunity and equal protection under the law. But punishing six southern states because of past failures does not help us in the present and certainly does not help find our path to the future. All states should be treated equally, and today’s decision provides for that opportunity.”