With all the noise surrounding the Trump case, people have seemed to forget that an election is going on. Donald Trump might be the frontrunner for the GOP primary, but he will have to go up against stronger opponents than he did in 2016.
All eyes are on several key Republicans. Rumblings have been going on for months about the decision of one particular conservative icon. He is an up-and-coming leader within the GOP. And signs have pointed to him taking that next big step. Now, it looks like he’s all but ready to jump into the race.
Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott threw his hat Wednesday into the 2024 presidential ring, formally launching an exploratory committee with a video message staged at the site of the first civil war battle…
“Joe Biden and the radical left have chosen a culture of grievance over greatness,” he said in a video shot at the Fort Sumter National Monument. “They’re promoting victimhood instead of personal responsibility and they’re indoctrinating our children to believe we live in an evil country.” […]
He joins an increasingly crowded field that includes former President Donald Trump, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy. Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is widely expected to mount a presidential bid, has not yet formally declared his campaign. [Source: Just the News]
Senator from Carolina, Tim Scott, is entering the 2024 presidential race. He announced he was launching an exploratory committee. That isn’t the same as a campaign. Exploratory committees are created before a campaign, to see if a candidate has a shot.
But you don’t open an exploratory committee unless you are pretty much determined to run. For Scott to announce this publicly, the committee just might be a formality.
Sen. Scott is a respected leader within the GOP. He worked with President Trump to create Opportunity Zones that helped turn around inner cities. He also has the benefit of saying he’s hated by the radical left.
Tim Scott put forward legislation in 2020 that would have secured funding for police while also confronting the rising crime in our country. Democrats used the filibuster to block his bill, calling him a “token” and a “prop.” Clearly, they are slandering Scott for being a black Republican.
So much for equality, huh? I guess Democrats only care about what black Americans think when they vote Democrat.
Scott might have work to do to bridge the gap between himself and the current GOP frontrunners. But there are many months before Republicans go to the primary polls. Anything might happen.
Author: Kit Fargo