Sen. Tim Scott Ranked 25 Among ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune Magazine

By Ashlianna Kreiner | May 26, 2021 | 4:25pm EDT

(CNS News) -- In Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” conservative Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is No. 25. The magazine praised Scott for his “effectiveness as a spokesperson for the small-government, self-reliance-driven conservatism that has helped the Republican Party make inroads among some voters of color.”

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)  (Getty Images)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) (Getty Images)

According to Fortune, “Trump won a greater share of the Black and Latinx vote in 2020 than he did in 2016. Tim Scott, the GOP’s lone Black senator, helps explain why: He’s an avid and effective spokesperson for the small-government, self-reliance-driven conservatism that has helped the Republican Party make inroads among some voters of color.”

“Since Joe Biden’s election, Scott, a former financial adviser and the owner of an insurance agency, has been a voice for compromise and for smaller ‘common sense’ stimulus efforts that minimize the role of government spending in fostering the recovery,” said Fortune.

“Rebutting Biden’s address to Congress in April, Scott pointed out that pre-COVID, the nation’s lowest-income workers were finally seeing wages rise, without the kind of state intervention envisioned in the President’s policy goals,” reported the magazine.

“The beauty of the American dream,” Scott said, “is that families get to define it for themselves.”

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Fortune also noted Scott’s work on police reform.

“Law enforcement experts view Scott’s Justice Act, which would fund wider use of body cameras and greater training for law officers on de-escalation of force, as a likely jumping-off point for any reform bill that could pass in a closely divided Congress,” said Fortune.

On Tuesday, in an interview with Fox Business, Scott warned against the inflation stemming from the “massive government spending” of President Joe Biden. “[U]nemployment benefits have stymied the labor market, making it harder to convince Americans to get back to work,” said the senator.

Scott added that, “The good that you think you are doing by putting more cash into the economy is actually resulting in more inflation” which is a “tax on all American Families.”

Scott also emphasized the importance of small businesses being the job creators, not the federal or state governments.

“I think it’s just a conviction on the side of the left that the they believe the government is better suited to create jobs,” he said. “I know that is not true. Having lived in poverty I know that the government can make you a little more comfortable in your poverty but they don’t have an exit strategy that helps you get out of poverty.”

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