Sen. Tim Scott Does Not Rule Out VP Run With Trump Ahead of New Hampshire Primary

The South Carolina senator dropped out of the race in November but hinted he’d be open to staying on the GOP ticket.

After suspending his campaign in November, Republican Senator Tim Scott acknowledged that he would be open to being Donald Trump’s Vice-Presidential candidate in the upcoming election, reports National Review.

Following his endorsement of Trump on Friday (Jan. 19) at a rally in New Hampshire, the crowd cheered enthusiastically “VP!” leading to speculation that Scott could be on the former president’s shortlist for the position.

In an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash on Sunday (Jan. 21), Scott spoke about the importance of electing a Republican back in office to further the conservative political agenda which is his most important than lobbying for vice-president.

“The only thing I want is four more years of Donald Trump and a Republican majority in the Senate, a majority in the House and the White House, so that poor kids who are today growing up in neighborhoods like I grew up in, have a chance for a quality education,” Scott explained.

“I want kids to look to their future and believe that America is their oyster,” Scott added. “That’s what I really want. And if I can help achieve that through my endorsement by being on the campaign trail in my home state of South Carolina for the next four or five weeks, and then beyond, that’s the goal. If you don’t think about yourself but think about the country first we’ll be in good shape”

Sen. Tim Scott Suspends His Struggling Presidential Campaign

When Bash pushed Scott by reminding him that he did not give a definitive “no,” about wanting to be considered for vice president, he shared that he would serve in any way he could to ensure that the Republican party takes back the White House.

“Well, Dana, you can, you can take it any way you want,” Scott said. “My goal is to do one thing. It’s always going to do the same thing, make America and Americans believe in our future in the way that we do not today. Whatever that takes.”

The path for Trump to receive the Republican nomination for the second time has become ever clearer after Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the suspension of his presidential candidacy on Sunday (Jan.21).

Once seen as a viable candidate to take on Trump, DeSantis’ campaign never caught any real momentum, and his blow-our loss to Trump in the Iowa Caucus foreshadowed the beginning of the end of his presidential bid.

“It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance,” DeSantis said in the announcement video.

He then went on to give an endorsement of Trump and criticized the candidacy and political record of former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, the only remaining major Republican contender for the nomination.

“I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee and I will honor that pledge. He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”

According to the latest polling by CBS News, Trump currently holds a large lead over Haley by 15 percentage points.

The New Hampshire primary takes place on Tuesday, (Jan.23).

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