Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is set to officially endorse President Trump Friday. Two sources familiar with the plan revealed that the endorsement is expected to take place at a Trump rally in New Hampshire, just days before the state’s crucial primary election, as reported by The Hill.
New Hampshire here we come! pic.twitter.com/vlzm1uO0s9— Tim Scott (@votetimscott) January 19, 2024
It is worth noting that Senator Tim Scott announced his withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race last November. He told Fox News’ Trey Gowdy, “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,” Scott said.
From The Hill:
One source noted Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley were angling for Scott’s backing in recent days as Trump tries to put the primary contest to bed and Haley fights for political survival.
Trump leads Haley by a double-digit margin in New Hampshire, according to a series of polls taken in the past week.
The move also harms Haley in her home state of South Carolina, where voters will head to the polls on Feb. 24. The Palmetto State is crucial to Haley’s slim hopes of winning the Republican nomination.
Scott ended his campaign two months ago after his optimistic message failed to break through with GOP primary voters, especially in early-voting states.
He routinely declined to be critical of the former president throughout his campaign, having indicated his support for Trump before Scott decided to run for the White House.
Tim Scott will be the 25th U.S. Senator to endorse President Trump.
When asked for her response to this latest development, Nikki Haley commented, “We’ll wait and see if it happens.”
South Carolinas Senator Tim Scott is traveling with President Trump to his New Hampshire rally, where he will endorse him.— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) January 19, 2024
What a blow to Haley! She appointed him! 😁pic.twitter.com/dPJzvxKIju