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They became friends and Scott said Moniz taught him important values and basic business principles.
Scott earned a degree in political science from Charleston Southern University, which is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and touts how it integrates faith into learning and serving.
Graham, South Carolina’s senior senator, said Scott has a unique opportunity to inspire others and be a leading voice for the conservative cause.
"When it comes to trying to explain what America’s all about, I could not tell a better story than the story of Tim Scott," Graham said. "Tim is what America’s all about."
The governor won’t name a replacement for Scott. By state law, U.S. House vacancies are filled through a special election.
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