Republican Senator Tim Scott (S.C.) teased an exciting May 22 announcement at a town hall on Sunday (April 30), sparking speculation that the date will be the official launch of his Presidential campaign.
Scott told supporters in Charleston, S.C., that “On May 22 in North Charleston, South Carolina,” it will be time for him to take the final step.
He told the audience to tell their friends and implored them to be at North Charleston, adding that more details would come.
Scott noted that he had a big announcement coming when discussing the date.
The remarks come less than a week after Scott said in a Fox News interview that he is hoping to have decided on whether or not to enter the 2024 Presidential race before the end of May.
With his Sunday statement, May 22 is now expected to be the day he will officially announce entering the GOP primary in the Presidential race.
If Scott announces his bid on May 22. In that case, he will become the latest candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, joining a line-up that includes former President Donald Trump, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Pence, and former New Jersey Governor. Chris Christie and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu are among Republicans who have been speculated to decide on a bid for the White House but have yet to enter.
DeSantis is expected to announce the Florida primary, while Pence said in an interview with Fox News earlier this month that the announcement would be made in weeks, not months.