First African-American Senator http://wfae.org en S.C. Makes History By Sending Tim Scott To Senate http://wfae.org/post/sc-makes-history-sending-tim-scott-senate <p>South Carolina Congressman Tim Scott will become the first ever African-American senator from the state. Governor Nikki Haley appointed him Monday to replace Senator Jim DeMint, who is resigning to run a conservative think tank.</p><p>The South Carolina State House was packed with reporters and visitors waiting to watch history.</p><p>"It is with great pleasure that I am appointing our next U.S. senator to be Congressman Tim Scott," Governor Nikki Haley said as the crowd applauded and a few even yelled.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:11:27 +0000 Michael Tomsic 17882 at http://wfae.org S.C. Makes History By Sending Tim Scott To Senate