Washington, November 13 (AP) US Senator Tim Scott late Sunday night announced his withdrawal from the race to become the Republican candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
He made the announcement about two months before voting began in Iowa’s ‘leadoff caucuses’.
South Carolina Senator Scott (58) made this surprising announcement on the TV program ‘Sunday Night in America’ with Trey Gowdy.
This news comes just days before the third Republican primary debate. Scott, who is black, had entered the race to become the Republican nominee for the post in May.
“I love America more now than I did on May 22,” Scott said Sunday night. But when I return to Iowa, it will not be a return as a presidential candidate. I am stopping my campaign. “I think the voters, who are the most wonderful people on the planet, have been clear on that and they’re telling me not right now, Tim.”
“And I’m going to respect (the sentiment of) the voters and I’m going to work really hard, I’m looking forward to a second chance,” he said.
He appeared to rule out the possibility of serving as Vice President. He said number two “was never on his campaign list.”
He said he would not endorse his remaining Republican rivals.
AP Rajkumar Santosh