One of the top Republicans, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, opened up about the possibility of joining President Donald Trump if he seeks reelection in 2024.
“He’s still the most powerful voice in politics, without any question,” Scott told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
“President Trump’s position in our party is powerful… I enjoy a healthy relationship with the president, and I am thankful for that,” Scott said.
Bartiromo asked him directkly, “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?”
Scott responded, “Well, I think everybody wants to be on President Trump’s bandwagon, though, without any question.”
“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,” Scott said.
“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,” Scott continued.
“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.
Here’s a look at some of the responses:
Sen Tim Scott: Everyone wants to be on President Trump's bandwagon. He remains the strongest voice within the Republican Party.
— John L Steinberger (@steinberger_l) February 20, 2022
Right on Tim! That’s a fact 🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍
— Gerard Melancon (@TeamGeeMoney) February 21, 2022
Sen. Tim Scott’s attempt to thread the Trump/McConnell needle today: “America First means uniting the Republican Party.” pic.twitter.com/IdINZb1Ctv
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) February 20, 2022
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