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Tim Scott: First Black Republican to Serve in Senate in 40 Years

One hundred and forty years after Hiram Revels served as the first Black US Senator, Rep Tim Scott will be sworn in to the Senate today.

The last was Black Republican to serve in the U.S. was Ed Brooke from Massachusetts. Brooke left the Senate in 1979. Now, 40 years later, another Black Republican is to serve.

Tim Scott: The firebrand Tea Party Republican is only the 7th African American in U.S. history will be sworn in today around noon. He has already been criticized by many for his ultra conservative views. He promises to be to the right of the man he replaces, former Senator Jim DeMint.

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