On Monday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), announced his White House bid for 2024. In a subsequent interview with NBC News, anchor Tom Llamas asked Scott whether he was going to attempt to overturn the election results if they do not go his way. In response, Scott said he would not.
He was then asked about what he thought of former President Donald Trump’s behavior following the 2020 election, which ultimately led to the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021. In response, Scott said that he was choosing to focus on the future and not talk about Trump. He added that he was actually in the Capitol during the riot.
Llamas pushed further by telling Scott that it was a historic moment and voters had the right “to know.“
However, Scott was quick to say that considering he was there, he knew exactly how historic the moment was, and added that he would instead be focusing on the future that he would provide America which would be rooted in conservative principles and creating the best path for the country to move forward.
Following months of speculations, Scott joined the presidential race, which has so far been mainly centered around Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He is the sixth major candidate to join the primary against Trump, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and former radio host Larry Elder.