Tim Scott Drops out of the 2024 Presidential Race

November 13, 2023

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.’

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott said on Sunday night as he announced his departure from the 2024 Republican presidential campaign.

The Big Picture: In a surprise announcement on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Fox News show, “Sunday Night in America”, Scott announced his departure from the Republican presidential campaign. Several Scott staffers said, “…they got no warning he was ending the campaign, finding out only by watching him say so on TV,” (NBC News).

Scott is the second major candidate to leave the Republican race since the end of October. Mike Pence left the race two weeks prior.

Scott says he will not be immediately endorsing another candidate and said, “The voters are really smart. The best way for me to be helpful is to not weigh in on who they should endorse.”

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Tim Scott drops out of the 2024 presidential race (NBC News)

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott abruptly ends 2024 presidential bid, shocking even his campaign staff (The Associated Press)

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