Tim Scott Suspends Presidential Campaign
CHARLESTON, SC – Tonight, Tim Scott joined Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy to suspend his presidential campaign. Tim expressed gratitude to supporters across the nation for embracing his optimistic message and enabling him to showcase the goodness of America.
Tim Scott: Trey, one of the things I would recommend to every single American, I know it’s not possible by the way- If you ever wanna love your country more, run for president. Traveling this country, meeting people, has been one of the most fantastic experiences of my entire life. I love America more today than I did on May 22nd, but 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, Tim.’ I don’t think they’re saying, Trey, ‘no.’ But I do think they’re saying ‘not now.’ And so I’m gonna respect the voters and I’m gonna hold on and keep working really hard and look forward to another opportunity.
Trey Gowdy: You are suspending your presidential campaign. You have plenty of money. You have the highest approval numbers of any candidate that is running, and you’re a couple states away from coming to a state where you are beloved. And you are suspending your presidential campaign.
Tim Scott: You know, Romans 8:28 is such an important scripture. It says that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose. I think the message is clear for me right now. I am indeed suspending the campaign, but I am going to remain as committed to making sure that this country chooses the right person by enjoying the journey of just helping people everywhere throughout South Carolina and through our country. We have an amazing country. I’m very thankful to be in America. We should all be proud of this country. I was a kid, Trey, as you know, nearly failed out of high school as a freshman, and here I was running for president just a few minutes ago.
Trey Gowdy: I’m trying to process this information and, and I’m trying to do it on live television. So forgive me. You are the highest ranking African-American Republican politician in the country. You were asked to give the response to the State of the Union, and I did not hear a single negative word about your response. I mean, that’s usually a death sentence for people. You gave a great response to the State of the Union. You gave a nominating speech in 2020. You have introduced Opportunity Zones, and you have worked on criminal justice reform. Maybe I shouldn’t ask you, maybe I should ask the voters what it says about the Republican party that someone with that resume is suspending his presidential campaign.
Tim Scott: You know, I’ll say without any question, the voters are smart, they’re savvy, and I think what our country is going through right now is a very challenging time. And our goal should be to unite this country and not take advantage of the divisions of this country. And the more time we spend talking about the goodness of America, the more time we spend talking about the future of this America, the more time we spend talking about having faith in God, faith in each other, and faith in our future, the better off we will be as Americans, and the more likely we are to come back together to be that one nation under God.