Republican Senator for South Carolina Tim Scott announced this Sunday that he will suspend his presidential campaign, abandoning the race for the White House in 2024, having stagnated in the polls for months despite having spent large amounts of money on television ads.
“When I return to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign. I think the voters, who are the most outstanding people on the planet, have been very clear in telling me: ‘Not now, Tim,'” he said in statements to the Fox News television network.
Scott has added that he does not plan to endorse another candidate in the GOP primary. “The best way for me to help is not to intervene,” he has stated, while he has refused to show his willingness to be vice president of another of the candidates.
This announcement comes two weeks after former US Vice President Mike Pence withdrew as a candidate in the party’s primaries with a view to the presidential elections. “It has become clear to me that this is not my time,” he declared then, leaving the path clearer for his former running mate, Donald Trump, after openly criticizing him.
Pence was key to the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Joe Biden was elected despite allegations of fraud raised by Trump. After that, he launched a campaign based on the most conservative ideas of the party in contrast to other speeches such as those of Trump or Ron DeSantis. In any case, he has always been behind other leaders such as Trump and DeSantis or Nikki Haley in polls and fundraising.