Earlier in the year, the 2024 GOP primary field was crowded. Despite Donald Trump’s commanding lead, many other Republicans jumped into the presidential race.
After three GOP debates and numerous rallies, events, and speeches, the field has grown considerably thin.
Some leading conservatives have called on candidates to drop out to help others gain the lead. And now, a major Republican candidate is making a surprise move… and his staff didn’t know it was coming.
From Fox News:
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott announced he is suspending his 2024 presidential campaign in an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Night in America” with Trey Gowdy…
The news was a surprise to some of the senator’s staff as a handful of campaign aides confirmed to Fox News that they were not given a heads-up on Scott’s decision ahead of his live appearance Sunday night. But the senator did hold an all-staff call following his interview on the Fox News Channel.
Republican Sen. Tim Scott announced he is ending his bid for the presidency. According to reports, he had not told his campaign staff before making the announcement on Fox News. He did, however, hold a call with his staff after the announcement came out.
Scott was different than most other GOP candidates. He refused to engage in verbal attacks and anger, which is becoming common among other Republicans. Instead, he tried to inspire voters with an uplifting message.
Now that he’s out of the race, people are wondering which remaining candidate he’ll endorse. This was Sen. Scott’s answer.
From Fox News:
In addition to ending his campaign, the senator emphasized he has no plans to endorse another candidate in the race for the Republican nomination.
“The best way for me to be helpful is to not weigh in,” he said.
In what will be a shock to many voters, Sen. Scott is refusing–for now–to endorse a candidate. He said the “best way” he can be helpful is not to weigh in.
This could be a sign of the growing splintering within the Republican Party. Donald Trump enjoys millions of supporters, but many within the GOP do not want him elected. The remaining candidates have bitterly fought each other, which could alienate voters.
Scott is refusing to weigh into what might appear like a mess to many Americans. Which further illustrates the unwillingness of Republicans to unite, just one year before the general election.
- Tim Scott announced he was dropping out of the GOP primaries.
- He made the announcement on TV, without telling some of his staff.
- The Republican refused to endorse another candidate.
Source: Fox News