Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) will deliver the GOP response to President Joe Biden‘s first presidential address to Congress on Wednesday night. According to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the response will be directed at “working Americans.”

“As Sen. Scott likes to say, he is living his mother’s American dream, and he has dedicated his career to creating more opportunity for our fellow citizens who need it most,” McConnell said. “Nobody is better at communicating why far-left policies fail working Americans.”

Scott put out a statement about the upcoming response. “We face serious challenges on multiple fronts, but I am as confident as I have ever been in the promise and potential of America,” he said. “I look forward to having an honest conversation with the American people and sharing Republicans’ optimistic vision for expanding opportunity and empowering working families.”

While delivering the GOP response is certainly a high honor for the 55-year-old senator, the role is one that comes with its downsides too, such as heightened attention and scrutiny in the public eye.

Scott has said that the upcoming 2022 election cycle will be his last race, so he likely has little to lose politically.

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