Sen. Tim Scott Makes Huge Announcement
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, a Republican, has taken the first step towards a potential White House run in 2024 by publicly announcing his intention to form a White House Exploratory Committee. In a video released on Wednesday, Scott elaborated on his motivations, citing the divisive tactic of weaponizing race by politicians to retain power. He also highlighted that, despite facing attacks from the opposing party branding him a “prop” and a “token,” he has remained steadfast in his mission to disrupt their narrative and threaten their control.
Scott’s announcement comes after teasing a “major announcement” in an email to his supporters earlier in the week. During his appearance on Fox News, he did not attack other potential Republican rivals, choosing instead to focus on President Biden’s “failures.” The news of Scott’s exploratory committee was first reported by the Post and Courier of Charleston.
Scott is expected to visit New Hampshire this week as part of his Faith in America Tour, where he will meet with locals, pastors and Republican leaders. This visit has fueled speculation of his White House aspirations and could put him up against the current frontrunner, former President Donald Trump.
Already, the Opportunity Matters Fund Action PAC has backed Scott in anticipation of his potential bid, hiring two political operatives in South Carolina to help spread the word on his opportunity agenda and inspirational vision. Matt Moore, former SC Republican Party chairman, and Mark Knoop, Governor Henry McMaster’s 2022 campaign manager, are leading the team aimed at promoting Senator Scott’s campaign.
If he decides to join the race, Scott will not only be competing with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and former President Donald Trump, but also with former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy. Senator Scott’s entry could add even more diversity and excitement to the upcoming presidential election.