Today, following news that Gov. Nikki Haley has named Rep. Tim Scott to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint in the United State Senate representing South Carolina, Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots released the following statement:

“This is a positive step for the Tea Party Patriots and our principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Tim Scott has taken our core values seriously in the House and we have every reason to expect similar, principled behavior in the Senate.”