Washington D.C. — U.S. Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement:
"I congratulate U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) on being appointed to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jim DeMint. I’m confident Rep. Scott will be a strong voice for conservative principles in Washington, DC, and look forward to joining together to fight for conservatism as part of the incoming class of Republican senators.
"I also want to credit Gov. Nikki Haley for her leadership through this process and for representing the interests of the people of South Carolina with her pick."