President-elect adds 2 SC leaders to transition team

Published: Dec. 2, 2016 at 12:21 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2016 at 5:56 AM EST
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Two South Carolina political figures have been added to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. 
Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy are part of the team's executive committee. 
We spoke with Senator Scott by phone from Washington. He said his priorities start with nationwide education improvements including school choice.
He also supports the approach Trump has been taking with several cabinet and policy choices so far.

I certainly like the policy direction as it relates to seeing more companies make the decision, as Ford has done and Carrier has followed, in keeping their jobs and their employees in the U.S. That's a very strong statement on their parts, an affirmation, a validation of the Trump proposals during the campaign, Senator Scott said. I like his pick of Pompeo for CIA director. I came in with Pompeo in the Congress. I certainly am a fan of Betsy DeVos and others in the administration's initial picks.” 

Scott said he is considering a possible bid for South Carolina governor. He said he is praying about that idea and expects to make a decision early next year.

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