(DailyVantage.com) – On Wednesday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced that he had launched an exploratory presidential campaign.
This development comes as little surprise, as Scott has been flirting with a presidential bid for quite some time now.
Scott said in his announcement video, “I know America is a land of opportunity, not a land of oppression. I know it because I lived it.” “If the radical left gets their way”, Scott declared, “millions more families will be trapped in failing schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, and crushing inflation. Not on my watch.”
Scott, the only African American Republican in the Senate, didn’t hold back in his defense of America, going after leftist claims that it is a racist, oppressive country.
In the coming weeks, the South Carolina Republican will visit early primary states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
However, missing from Scott’s announcement video was any mention of former President Donald Trump. Instead, the senator steered clear of any confrontation with the GOP front-runner by focusing his attention on Biden and his radical left regime.
According to reports, a handful of Republican Senators have been encouraging Scott to run for POTUS. Senators John Thune (R-SD), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and John Cornyn (R-TX) have all encouraged Scott to announce a bid, sources close to the matter say.
Scott, though, would have his work cut out for him as Trump continues to widen his already impressive lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the rest of the GOP primary field.
According to a new poll conducted by I&I/TIPP, Trump leads the pack by a whopping 24-point margin. Governor DeSantis, meanwhile, continues to slip in the polls. And the two other declared candidates, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, are still struggling to escape the low single digits. Former Arkansas Governor Ada Hutchinson, who was the most recent Republican to announce a presidential bid, did not qualify for the poll.
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