Below is the text, as prepared for delivery, of Sen. Tim Scott’s response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress delivered Wednesday night:
Good evening. I’m Senator Tim Scott from the great state of South Carolina.
We just heard President Biden’s first address to Congress.
Our President seems like a good man. His speech was full of good words.
But President Biden promised you a specific kind of leadership.
He promised to unite a nation. To lower the temperature. To govern for all Americans, no matter how we voted.
That was the pitch. You just heard it again.
But our nation is starving for more than empty platitudes.
We need policies and progress that bring us closer together.
But three months in, the actions of the President and his party are pulling us further apart.
I won’t waste your time tonight with finger-pointing or partisan bickering. You can get that on