Sen. Tim Scott will lay out the GOP’s case against President Biden’s agenda following the commander-in-chief’s first joint address to Congress on Wednesday, with the South Carolina Republican expected to touch on the economic growth seen under Republicans before the pandemic and hit Democrats on issues including their handling of reopening schools.
In excerpts of his rebuttal released in advance, Scott — the only black Republican in the Senate, who is also being talked about as a contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024 — argues that the Biden administration has slow-walked getting kids back in the classroom despite medical experts saying it is safe with the proper precautions.
“Locking vulnerable kids out of the classroom is locking adults out of their future. Our public schools should have reopened months ago. Other countries’ did. Private and religious schools did. Science has shown for months that schools are safe,” Scott is expected to say.
“But too often, powerful grown-ups