HH: Joined now by United States Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina. It’s always a pleasure, and I welcome you back, Senator, good morning to you.
TS: Good morning, Hugh, it’s always good to be with you. Thank you so much.
HH: I’ve got to begin by saying that I believe that the Senate needs to investigate the college football playoff rankings, because Clemson is ahead of Ohio State, so there’s clearly something wrong here in this process.
TS: That would require a longer conversation than we have, but let me just say it succinctly. Clemson is robbed. You are correct. They should be number two and not number three. So I certainly agree with you 100%.
HH: Let’s get to the Senate Finance Committee. I just had on Bill Cassidy. His opinion is that the Senate’s Finance Committee will pass tax reform this week. Do you agree with him?
TS: I do. It’s time for us to start rewarding hard-working Americans and not punishing them by taking more of their money.
HH: And so are you going to vote as well, or did you vote already to eliminate the individual mandate?
TS: We have, we had a consensus of the Finance Committee that we would be voting to eliminate the individual mandate without question. The consensus was unanimous, and as long as we vote that way tomorrow or Friday, we are heading in the right direction.