Tim Scott on NRA plan: Shouldn’t be a ‘rush to judgment’

December 23, 2012

Senator-designate Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on Sunday stopped short of embracing the National Rifle Association's proposal to install armed guards at America's schools.

Asked about the NRA's plan on CBS's "Face the Nation," Scott said he's keeping his options open.


Senator-designate Tim Scott (Rainier Ehrhardt/AP)

"I think the president has just established a committee to take a serious, holistic look at what we need to do as a nation to make sure that our kids are safe," Scott said. "To rush to judgment, I think, is a bit premature, on what we should do."

Scott said he looked forward to seeing the proposal from the committee, which is being headed by Vice President Biden.

"I think after we have the committee's report we should take a very serious look at whatever it takes to keep our kids safe at school," Scott said. "We don't know what that is yet and we're just finishing the week of so many funerals. We should continue to pray for the family members."

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix, the Post’s top political blog.
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