Monday | January 20, 2014
Senator Tim Scott on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Charleston, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
"Once in a generation, if we are lucky, our nation is blessed with a transformational leader that changes the world. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of those leaders. His belief in equality, justice and a better life for all served as the bedrock for the civil rights movement, and continues to inspire us today.
In one of the final speeches before his tragic death, Dr. King talked about the importance of spreading economic and educational opportunities. Nearly half a century later, those ideas ring as strong as ever. Every child should have the chance for a quality education, and every American deserves the opportunity to succeed.
Dr. King's optimism, even in the face of incredible challenges, was simply amazing. He continued to believe the American people's best days were in front of them, an idea which has played a huge part in my own life.
Dr. King's work and legacy will forever be an integral piece of America's history."