United States Senator Tim Scott has withdrawn from the 2024 Republican presidential race after failing to rise above low single digits in the polls.
Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, told Fox News on Sunday evening that he had suspended his campaign based on feedback from voters. “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 Tim,’” he said on the Sunday Night in America programme.
Scott likewise excused the chance of joining any of his adversaries’ missions as running mate, saying that “being VP has never been on my plan for the day for this mission, and it’s surely not there now.”
Scott, who entered the race in May, had been surveying in 6th spot among conservative essential competitors with just 2.5 percent of the vote, as per the RealClearPolitics normal of late surveys.
The 58-year-old South Carolina legislator had pitched himself as a resolute moderate with a hopeful vision fit for recuperating the profound political divisions in the US.
Scott’s leave comes as a somewhat jam-packed conservative field battles to leave a mark on the prevalence of previous President Donald Trump, who is surveying a long ways in front of the opposition notwithstanding confronting four criminal prosecutions.
Scott is the second significant possibility to leave the race lately. Previous Vice President Mike Pence, who served under Donald Trump, suspended his mission toward the end of last month.