The South Carolina Senator is out of the race. Here is Nnamdi Egwuonwu and Alex Tabet:
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina announced Sunday night that he is dropping out of the 2024 presidential campaign.
“When I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign,” Scott said in an appearance on former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Fox News program.
“I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been really clear that they’re telling me: not now,” Scott continued.
The announcement was a surprise: Gowdy appeared to do a double-take as Scott made his statement on the program, and multiple Scott staffers told NBC News they only found out the campaign was ending by watching the candidate say so on TV.
Scott’s campaign even sent out a fundraising email not long before he announced he was leaving the race. “We want to give you ONE LAST CHANCE to donate this weekend and help Tim reach his campaign goal. Can you chip in to help Tim win?” the campaign wrote.
His decision comes days after the third Republican presidential debate in Miami, after which the South Carolina senator canceled a scheduled weekend campaign swing in Iowa, citing the flu.
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