Nov 1, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Tim Scott says "of course" he'd support Trump in 2024

Tim Scott. Photo: Rod Lamkey-Pool/Getty Images

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told an audience at a South Carolina Republican conference that he'd "of course" support former President Trump if he ran again in 2024, the Post and Courier reports.

Why it matters: Scott is the only Black Republican in the Senate, and is viewed as a rising star in the GOP, with the backing of both pro-Trump Republicans as well more moderate members. He's been seen by some as a potential 2024 candidate.

The big picture: Scott denied any plans for his own presidential campaign, stating that "at this point" is not running for president, per the Post and Courier.

  • He said he plans to run for reelection in 2024, before adding that "we may have a surprise return candidate.” 

Of note: Former RNC chairman Reince Priebus also spoke at the conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and addressed the prospect of a Trump 2024 campaign.

  • “I think the odds of President Trump running for president are somewhere near 100%,” Priebus said, per the Post and Courier. “I think he will be the nominee of the party.”

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