. . . will be the only man ever appointed to the Senate by an Indian American woman. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, reports, Ed Morrissey
will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, making Scott the upper chamber’s only African-American member, and give him a boost in the 2014 special election for the rest of DeMint’s term. ..
(Via Instapundit.) Oh, and Scott is a Republican. Just as there are no African-American Democratic Senators, there are no Indian-American or Hispanic Democratic governors. Two of the three Senators of Hispanic background are Republican.
Some news reports notwithstanding, Scott will not occupy the Senate seat once held by Strom Thurmond. Lindsay Graham sits in that chair.