US Senator from South Carolina Tim Scott speaks during the third Republican presidential primary debate at the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, on November 8, 2023. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina announced Sunday night that he is dropping out of the 2024 presidential campaign.
“When I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign,” Scott said in an appearance on former GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Fox News program.
“I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been really clear that they’re telling me: not now,” Scott continued.
The announcement comes after Scott canceled a scheduled campaign swing in Iowa this weekend, citing the flu. His campaign postponed events this weekend.