The Republican debate stage has gotten more crowded today as it was announced that South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has entered to run for President in 2024.
Scott is expected to give an official speech in his hometown of North Charleston on Monday, thereby outlining his agenda if he were to clench the nomination.
Scott, a native South Carolinian, has run on the platform of "restoring faith in America" and has expressed how his rough upbringing influenced his career in politics. As his biography mentions, "a young Tim Scott grew accustomed to moving every few years, as well as the long hours his mom worked to keep a roof over their heads." He has mentioned that this experience is what motivated him into a career that began in the Charleston City Council and has now placed him in the Senate.
Scott is the only African American Republican Senator. He was appointed by Nikki Hailey in 2012, who is also running for the Republican nomination.
Scott is beginning his campaign well below his opponents as he currently trails former-President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by a sizable margin.
Where does Sen. Tim Scott stand on the main issues?
Here is where Scott stands on a majority of the main issues:
• Tax relief for small businesses
• COVID-19 Relief Funding
• Parents' choice for education
• Sanctioning adversaries to the U.S. (Russia, Iran)
• Simplifying our tax code
• Investment in the private sector
• Same-sex marriage
• The Affordable Care Act
• Big government spending
In summary of the main issues, Tim Scott has based his entire political career on issues surrounding his deep Christian faith, which is likely to become a key symbol in his campaign as candidates gear up for the Iowa Primary in a few months.