Tim Scott – Republican Presidential Candidate – Bias Profile

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Tim Scott Political positions and stances

Tim Scott - RIGHT BIAS These politicians are moderate to strongly biased toward conservative causes through political advocacy and/or political affiliation. They may use strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes), make misleading statements, and omit information that may damage conservative causes. Some politicians in this category may be untrustworthy.Politician - Mixed Factual Rating

Tim Scott is currently a Senator from South Carolina and is running for President of the United States in 2024. He is a member of the conservative wing of the Republican Party. We assign Tim Scott a Right Biased and Mixed factual rating due to several failed fact checks.

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Tim Scott

State: South Carolina
Title: U.S. Senator (2013 – Present) – Presidential Candidate
Political Party: Republican
Political Alignment: Conservative Right
Factual Rating: Mixed


  • Member of the Charleston County Council (1995-2008)
  • Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (2009-2010)
  • U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district (2011-2013)
  • U.S. Senator from South Carolina (2013-Present)

Stance on Key Policies:

  • Abortion Rights: UnfavorableTim Scott is pro-life. He believes in the sanctity of life and has consistently voted for pro-life measures. He has a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee.
  • Economy: Free Market CapitalismTim Scott supports free market principles and has voted for tax cuts. He has a high rating from the Club for Growth, a fiscal conservative organization.
  • Climate Change: Supports Limited Government ActionTim Scott has expressed skepticism about the extent of human contribution to climate change. He has voted against EPA regulations and has supported the Keystone XL Pipeline.
  • Education: Choice-Charter-Private SchoolsTim Scott is a proponent of school choice and has supported measures to increase access to charter schools and vouchers. He has also worked on legislation to reform the student loan process.
  • Foreign Policy: Mixed – Tim Scott believes returning to Free-Market principles is the best way to combat China. When asked about sending cluster bombs to Ukraine he replied, “under my administration, we would have the resources and a defense industrial complex that provides the weapons that we need and our Western allies need, we wouldn’t be in this position at all.”
  • LGBTQ Rights: Mixed Tim Scott has a mixed record on LGBTQ rights. He has voted against same-sex marriage and supported measures to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Gun Ownership: Limited Gun Control MeasuresTim Scott is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and has generally opposed gun control measures. He has a high rating from the National Rifle Association.
  • Immigration: Limited ImmigrationTim Scott supports stronger border security and has opposed amnesty for undocumented immigrants. He has voted for measures to increase border security and to defund sanctuary cities.
  • Health Care: Market-Based Health CareTim Scott has been a critic of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and has voted for its repeal. He supports market-based healthcare solutions.
  • Overall: Conservative – His policy positions and actions align more closely with current conservative principles.

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Recent Failed Fact Checks

(M. Huitsing 07/28/2023)

Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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