Senator Tim Scott Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

CHARLESTON, SC—United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 

“We have made significant progress in our nation, and while there is still work to do, we must let civility, fairness, and opportunity drive our resolve for a more perfect union. Today, we stand on the shoulders of great men like Dr. King in our pursuit of a more civil and fair America—an America where one’s race, gender, or zip code does not dictate their opportunity. In the end, as Dr. King said, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’ On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, may we honor the work that he started, the doors of opportunity he opened, and the message he proclaimed.”