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Potential US VP, Historic Republican Senator Tim Scott Endorses Trump For President In 2024

Updated: Feb 7

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JANUARY 19, 2024: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump at the Grappone Convention Center. New Hampshire voters will weigh in next week on the Republican nominating race with their first-in-the-nation primary, about one week after Trump's record-setting win in the Iowa caucuses. Former UN Ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is hoping for a strong second-place showing so to continue her campaign into Nevada and South Carolina. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CONCORD, New Hampshire (CC) - Tonight devout Christian and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) endorsed GOP front runner Donald Trump's 2024 presidential campaign.

“I came to the very warm state of New Hampshire to endorse the next president of these United States — President Donald Trump,” Scott said, sparking thunderous applause.

New Hampshire's Republicans vote for their 2024 candidate on Jan. 23.

While Mr. Trump, 77, has not given any indication about who his potential running mate will be, he has stated that he already knows who it is.

Experts have placed Sen. Scott's name at the top of the list.

Many analysts believe his endorsement is a death knell for Nikki Haley's uphill battle against the Republican Party's massively grassroots popular 45th U.S. president.

South Carolina's Republican primary is set for Feb. 24.

Both Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and current South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster have endorsed Trump for 2024 over both Scott and Mrs. Haley, 51.

She is the former Gov. of South Carolina who appointed Sen. Scott to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

He is South Carolina's first and only African-American senator, Democrat or Republican. He is also the first senator from the southern part of the country since fellow Republican Bruce Blanche left office in 1881 after a six-year term.

In 2014, Mr. Scott, 58, won the election and became the first Black candidate to win a statewide race in South Carolina since the Reconstruction era (1865-1877).

Scott was born in North Charleston and points the energy needle northward for an already electric and historic Trump 2024 campaign.

After Mr. Trump's unprecedented margin of victory in the Republican Iowa caucuses on the MLK, Jr. federal holiday, multiple sources such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stated that both Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Haley are not able to seriously challenge Mr. Trump's destiny as the Republican nominee in the November 2024 general election.

Mr. Scott suspended his own presidential campaign in mid-November 2023. At the time, he decided not to endorse a GOP candidate.

On the campaign trail, he frequently declared that he would not accept a vice presidential nomination.

“I ran for president to be president,” he said. “I think I was called to run. I was not called to win, but I certainly was called to run. ... Being vice president has never been on my to-do list for this campaign, and it’s certainly not there now.”

Scott's sentiment has not stopped pundits from placing him as the front runner to be Mr. Trump's running mate this year. Several other names have surfaced as Trump's potential ballot partner, but Mr. Scott's name is the most-mentioned as of this writing.

The son of a single mother, Scott has said that he was born again at age 18.

To the keen Christian eye, he is clearly seeking the Kingdom of God first. He often quotes the Holy Bible at political events - a refreshing rarity among both Republicans and Democrats.

In 1997, while still a new member of the Charleston County Council, he made national news by posting the Ten Commandments outside of the chambers.

"I think if you're a Jew, a Gentile, a Christian or even a Muslim, the Ten Commandments are universal," Scott said.

"I see myself first as a biblical leader and not as a Republican or conservative leader," Scott said during a 2020 video conference with students at Bob Jones University. "I am first a Christian," he added. "And it is the thing I have chosen to be above all other things."

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