U.S. Senator Tim Scott has made the difficult decision to suspend his 2024 presidential campaign, following a lackluster performance in the recent Republican debate in Miami. The South Carolina senator, known for his strong conservative values, announced his departure from the race on Fox News and made it clear that he would not be throwing his support behind any of his former GOP primary opponents.
In an interview with Fox’s “Sunday Night in America,” Scott expressed his belief that the best way for him to be helpful is to not weigh in on the endorsements. This decision comes as no surprise, as Scott has consistently lagged in the polls, with only 2% support in the latest The Center Square Voters’ Voice Poll. It’s hard to compete with a political powerhouse like former President Donald Trump, who continues to hold a commanding lead in the polls.
Sen. Tim Scott ends candidacy, exits GOP presidential primaryhttps://t.co/BRJL56PK7w
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Scott’s exit from the race follows closely on the heels of former Vice President Mike Pence, who also withdrew his candidacy. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Republican base is solidly behind Trump, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former U.S. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley trailing far behind in The Center Square poll.
It seems that the writing is on the wall for the 2024 Republican presidential race, with Trump’s overwhelming popularity overshadowing any other potential contenders. With Scott and Pence out of the running, it’s evident that the GOP is aligning itself behind the proven leadership of Donald Trump once again.