Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina has taken a significant step towards his potential presidential bid in 2024. He announced on Wednesday, April 12, that he plans to form a White House exploratory committee. This committee will be responsible for gauging support and evaluating his chances of winning the presidency. The announcement came through a video released by Scott himself, where he outlined his future plans.
Before his announcement, Scott teased his supporters through an email that he would be making a significant announcement during his appearance on Fox News on Wednesday morning. His intentions had been hinted for some time, as he had been flagging the possibility of a White House run for quite some time.
“I’ve been doing a lot of thinking the past few months,” Scott wrote. “I’ve been thinking about my faith. I’ve been thinking about the future of our country. And I’ve been thinking about the Left’s plan to ruin America.
Scott’s first stop will be New Hampshire, the first state in the primary schedule. This visit will be part of his “Faith in America Tour,” which kicked off in Charleston in February of this year. He will be visiting Manchester on Thursday, April 13, to meet with locals, pastors, and Republican leaders.
Scott is a prominent figure in the Republican Party and has been a U.S. senator since 2013. He made history by becoming the first African-American senator from South Carolina. He has been a vocal advocate for the party’s conservative values, including tax cuts, deregulation, and strong national defense. Scott has also been a vocal critic of Democrats’ efforts to overhaul the nation’s election laws, calling them an attempt to federalize elections and remove local control.
Scott’s announcement comes at a time when the Republican Party is searching for a leader to unify the party after a bruising defeat in the 2020 presidential election. He is considered to be a rising star in the party and is known for his ability to connect with voters across party lines. He has also been critical of former President Donald Trump, particularly following the January 6th Capitol riot.