Gov. Haley to announce Sen. DeMint's replacement at noon today; Update: It's Rep. Tim Scott!; Update: It's official

GOP officials are confirming that Gov. Haley (R-S.C.) will announce Sen. DeMint’s temporary replacement today.

As Twitchy reported, Sen. DeMint is giving up his Senate seat to head The Heritage Foundation.

Who will it be? Will Tim Scott, a favorite pick of many, trend again before noon? We suspect she won’t heed Howard “Yeearggh” Dean’s call for comedian Stephen Colbert.

Twitchy will update with the full announcement when made by Gov. Haley.

Update: Reportedly, it is Rep. Tim Scott, now Senator Scott!

Twitchy will continue to monitor and will update when the official announcement is made.

Fox News is confirming.

And reaction rolls in.

Update: The announcement has officially been made.

Congratulations to the new senator! Shamefully, yet predictably, the racist Left has already started spewing vicious hate and racial epithets.

 

  • 2ifbyT

    Gov. Haley is as close to an honest politician as you can get. The people of SC voted conservative, and she appointed a replacement conservative. Bravo!

  • milletime810

    Que angry left with #cornballbrother

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Cue

  • TocksNedlog

    Calls of “Uncle Tom” and “house negro” from the left in 3 … 2 … Wait for it! … 1 …

    • EEKman

      The dude thinks 50 billion dollars in oil subsidies is ok but the states HIV/AIDS budget is just too much to bear. Oh and workers who strike should have their food stamps taken away.

      So yeah. Good luck with that guy.

      • TocksNedlog

        Hey, I told you to WAIT for it!

        • EEKman

          Lol..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        He thinks all food stamps should be eliminated? Prove it. Link this for me in his own words.
        Why shouldn’t smaller oil companies receive tax breaks? Aren’t they far more vital and far more productive than the more greatly subsidized “Green” industry?
        By AIDS funding, I assume you are blathering about the fiscal cliff scare tactics? You know that one would be resolved already if Obama had taken Boehner’s offer, right? Do you equally despise our President?

        • EEKman

          “He thinks all food stamps should be eliminated? Prove it. Link this for me in his own words. ”

          Emm… read my post again.

          “Why shouldn’t smaller oil companies receive tax breaks? Aren’t they far more vital and far more productive than the more greatly subsidized “Green” industry?
          By AIDS funding, I assume you are blathering about the fiscal cliff scare tactics? You know that one would be resolved already if Obama had taken Boehner’s offer, right? Do you equally despise our President?”

          No i’m not talking about the fiscal cliff, i’m talking about your rep supporting cutting the entire HIV/AIDS portion of the state budget.

          Why would Obama go anywhere near Boehners proposal anyway? He won the election, and more people voted for democrats in both the House and the Senate. Public opinion polls of the GOP are falling all over the place. The GOP have no ideas, they can only oppose. McConnell filibustered himself for crying out loud. The GOP is a laughing stock.

          • Free2Ride

            Obama won by fraud!

          • EEKman

            If you still think Obama isn’t the legitimate president after the last election you either need an education or a mental health professional.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        He thinks all food stamps should be eliminated? Prove it. Link this for me in his own words.
        Why shouldn’t smaller oil companies receive tax breaks? Aren’t they far more vital and far more productive than the more greatly subsidized “Green” industry?
        By AIDS funding, I assume you are blathering about the fiscal cliff scare tactics? You know that one would be resolved already if Obama had taken Boehner’s offer, right? Do you equally despise our President?

  • EOD

    Democrats are going to call Republicans racists all day long now for removing Tim Scott from the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • michael s

    Congratulations Sen. Tim Scott serve SC well.

  • Infinite_Indeterminism

    Two points:

    1. It’s not confirmed until we have the public announcement (and I’d like a confirmation by the chosen person him- or herself).

    2. I see that some people are talking about what appears to be the race of the given person. Would somebody please explain how that has any relevance to anything here ?

    • Todd Hill

      The MSM and the Democrats (i.e. the self-styled elite of the United States) have made race a primary factor in anything political, particularly where it concerns the GOP. So when a red southern state has its Indian-american Governor nominate a popular black representative to become the new senator of that state, it flies in the face of the elites’ perception of the GOP, conservatism, the TEA party, etc.

      This leaves them in a position of having to cover up their own ineptitude regarding the perception of their political foes by casting this as a racial appointment of convenience as opposed to what it actually is: putting the most qualified person in the senator’s office.

      I wonder how many in the MSM will report Haley’s appointment of Tim Scott with either neutral expressions or ones of disdain, derision and/or contempt.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    U mad, liberals? *troll face*

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    YES!

  • BeyondPolls

    Awesomeness <3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

  • TocksNedlog

    Chuck Todd, an ongoing prime example of journalistic ineptitude, initially tweets that Gov. Haley “nominated” Scott, THEN subsequently acknowledges Scott’s “appointment”.
    Accuracies are hard.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Go, Scott!