Sen. Tim Scott announces he won’t run for reelection after 2022

Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott announced on Sunday that he would not run for reelection after his 2022 bid, though he made no statement regarding a future presidential run.

The comments took place during an interview with Martha MacCallum on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the latest infrastructure plans in the Senate.

“What does that say about — why are you not going to run for Senate again after that, and there’s a lot of talk about you in 2024. Will you be running for president in 2024?” MacCallum asked.

A Public Servant

“I’m going to run for reelection,” Scott said concerning the 2022 midterm elections. he added, “Here’s what I believe. I believe the American people would really appreciate politicians not being lifetime public servants.”

“I’ve committed myself to making this my last term in the Senate, and I’m excited to serve the great people of South Carolina any way they will allow me to,” he added.

Scott has continued to garner strong support within his state and nationwide. He was selected as the GOP’s representative to respond to President Joe Biden’s abbreviated State of the Union address in April that led to a number of sources urging him to run for president in 2024.

Standing Up to the Biden Administration

Scott also addressed the reckless spending of Democrats under the Biden administration. He tweeted, “Make no mistake, the Democrats’ reckless tax & spending spree is a tax increase on people living paycheck to paycheck.”

The senator released a statement last week to address why he voted no to what he called the a “nonexistent” infrastructure bill.

“Democrats forcing a vote to advance legislation that doesn’t exist, with no plan to pay for it, is emblematic of what is wrong with Washington.” Scott said in a statement.

“Instead of focusing on creating a common sense plan to address our country’s infrastructure needs, my colleagues across the aisle are more concerned with rushing through this so they can focus on their $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill. We must stop the reckless spending that is bankrupting America’s middle class.”

Scott’s attacks on the left have shown his ability to stand firm for conservative values during difficult times. The senator will likely return for another term, leaving the door open regarding his future beyond the Senate.

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