When questioned about the 2024 presidential race and where he would fit in, South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott had an unexpected reaction.
Scott discussed speculations of Donald Trump running for president again during an appearance with Fox News, claiming the 45th president is still the most influential voice in politics. Given Trump’s recent attack of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Bartiromo questioned Scott if the Republican Party is unified.
“President Trump’s position in our party is powerful. And I think he’s still the most powerful voice in politics, without any question. I enjoy a healthy relationship with the president, and I am thankful for that,” Senator Scott said.
“The truth is that we should spend our time creating the contrast between 2016 to 2020, when President Trump led us to the most inclusive economy in the history of America, seven million jobs created, two-thirds going to African-Americans, Hispanics, and to women,” he stated.
“What we know for sure, Maria is that the road to socialism runs right through a divided Republican Party. And while we may have some fractures and even some fissures, the truth is, putting America first means uniting the Republican Party,” he added.
“Let’s have these conversations, debates, and fights after we win back the majorities and prove to the American people that we can lead and lead them to what I consider the promised land or the American dream,” he said.
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“Senator, you said that President Trump is still the power in the party. Does that mean you would be willing to join his ticket? Are you going to run in 2024? Or would you be open to a vice-presidential role in a Trump ticket?” Bartiromo questioned.
“Well, I think everybody wants to be on President Trump’s bandwagon, though, without any question,” said Senator Scott.
“One of the things I have said to the president is that he gets to decide the future of our party and our country because he is still the loudest voice,” he added.
“What I hope happens is that we rally around the principles that lead to our greatest success. I am not looking for a seat on a ticket at this point. I am, however, looking to be reelected in South Carolina. So, my hope is that you win next Friday’s football game before thinking about any other one. So that’s my primary responsibility,” Scott closed by putting any vice-presidential ambitions on hold for the time being.