Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced on Fox News that he has suspended his 2024 presidential campaign.
Speaking to Fox News’ Trey Gowdy, Scott said, “When I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign.”
“I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been really clear that they’re telling me, ‘not now, Tim.’ I don’t think they’re saying, Trey, no, but I do think they’re saying not now. So I’m going to respect the voters and I’m going to hold on and work really hard and look forward to another opportunity.”
Scott drew upon Romans 8:28, noting that “all things work together for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”
“I am going to remain as committed to making sure that this country chooses the right person by enjoying the journey–just helping people everywhere throughout South Carolina and throughout our country.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described Scott as a “strong conservative with bold ideas about how to get our country back on track.”
“I respect his courage to run this campaign and thank him for his service to America and the U.S. Senate,” he said in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter. “I look forward to Tim continuing to be a leader in our party for years to come.”