Tim Scott: ‘John McCain Believed in American Exceptionalism’

‘He used that perch, the perch of American exceptionalism to challenge his fellow senators to look beyond themselves’

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SMITH: "What does the Senate look like? And as we do hear his colleagues including yourself share these memories of Senator McCain, what does the Senate look like with his absence now? How have things changed?"
SCOTT: "It is hard to fill the void, without any question. John McCain believed in American exceptionalism. He used that perch, the perch of American exceptionalism to challenge his fellow senators to look beyond themselves and to look into the future and to make sure that we were designing a country that would be better for the next generation of Americans that it was for the current generation of Americans. It's like he felt like he won the lottery of life to become -- to be born in America and he lived that way. So there will be a huge void in the Senate. It will be hard for us to have somewhat who brings both sides together." 

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