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Sen. Tim Scott speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing.

Scott fixates on illegal immigration during Powell testimony

The Senate Banking Committee took a sharp right turn into immigration policy this morning thanks to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).

Scott, the top Republican on the Senate Banking panel, pressed Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell at length on the economic impacts of illegal immigration. Scott also happens to be a contender to be former President Donald Trump’s running mate ahead of the 2024 general election. Immigration has long been one of Trump’s top policy issues.

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