Gov. Haley to announce Sen. DeMint’s replacement; Update: Sen. Tim Scott!!/feliciasonmez/status/280656427410931712

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

Gov. Nikki Haley will announce DeMint replacement at Noon today in South Carolina, GOP officials say.

— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) December 17, 2012

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

Wasting no time: Governor Haley will announce her pick for Senator Demint’s Senate seat at noon in Columbia. #TheMorningNews

— Lauren Elise (@laureneliseTV) December 17, 2012

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!

Gov Nikki Haley has just announced that Rep. Tim Scott will replace Jim DeMint as SC Senator.Excellent news! Congrats to him.

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) December 17, 2012

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to Jim DeMint’s Senate seat, two GOP sources tell me and @psteinhausercnn

— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) December 17, 2012

Great news “@jeffzeleny: Gov. Nikki Haley chooses Tim Scott to replace DeMint as SC senator, three Republicans say. Noon announcement”

— Stephen Parks (@parksspot) December 17, 2012

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

Fox News is confirming.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will name Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News confirms

— irritatedwoman™ (@irritatedwoman) December 17, 2012

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will name Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News confirms

— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 17, 2012

And reaction rolls in.

Nice! | RT @ohconservatism: Tim Scott to replace DeMint in South Carolina.

— Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) December 17, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TIM SCOTT! RT @kurtpickhardt Today is going to be historic.

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) December 17, 2012

From a Southern state MT @kiser: African American Sen Tim Scott appointed by Indian American woman Governor Nikki Haley. GOP is so racist.

— Seton Motley (@SetonMotley) December 17, 2012

#SC Rep. Tim Scott has been named by South Carolina Governor Nicki Haley to replace Senator Jim DeMint Great news!! Great man!

— LisainAZ (@landrews1968) December 17, 2012

Tim Scott beat Strom Thurmond’s son in the 2010 House primary. Now he will sit in the seat Thurmond once occupied.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 17, 2012

RT @iowahawkblog: Female Indian-American governor of SC appoints African-American to US Senate; or, in MSNBC Land, “racism”

— Jeff Emanuel (@jeffemanuel) December 17, 2012

@reptimscott…#tcot #gop #southcarolina @scgop

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 17, 2012

Update: The announcement has officially been made.

Official, @nikkihaley has nominated Rep. Tim Scott to fill the seat being vacated by Jim DeMint. Scott on ballot in 2014 for special elex

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 17, 2012

Haley: “He earned this seat.”

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) December 17, 2012

Haley on Tim Scott said he “earned this seat” — “I have no doubt that he will fly through 2014”

— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappasDC) December 17, 2012

Sen.-to-be Tim Scott accepts appointment with moment of silence for victims in CT.

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 17, 2012

Scott: “Thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) December 17, 2012

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


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