Tim Scott says he'd support Trump reelection bid

South Carolina Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottWhite House confirms Judge J. Michelle Childs under consideration for Supreme Court Clyburn predicts Supreme Court contender J. Michelle Childs would get GOP votes Sen. Tim Scott rakes in nearly million in fourth quarter MORE (R) said on Sunday he would support former President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Overnight Defense & National Security — Pentagon tells Russia to stand down Billionaire GOP donor maxed out to Manchin following his Build Back Better opposition MORE if he ran for president again in 2024.

When asked at the First In The South Republican Action Conference if he would support the former president in a 2024 run, Scott responded “of course,” The Post and Courier reported

Scott’s expression of support for a potential future Trump campaign comes after Trump endorsed Scott in March for the latter's Senate reelection bid. 


Scott has been critical of some of Trump’s rhetoric in the past, but did defend Trump’s policies while Trump was in office and worked with the former president on a police reform bill.

Scott indicated at the conference that he didn’t have interest in a vice president spot if selected by Trump.

Scott also declined to comment on rumors that he would run for president in 2024, according to the Post and Courier. 

“Well at this point I’m not running for president at all,” he said. “I’m not going to answer a hypothetical question.” 

Much of the conference focused on a potential reelection bid from Trump, with former Republican National Committee Chairman Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusEx-RNC chief Michael Steele opts against governor bid Tim Scott says he'd support Trump reelection bid Hill: Trump reelection would spur 'one constitutional crisis after another' MORE saying “the odds of President Trump running for president are somewhere near 100 percent.”

“I think he will be the nominee of the party,” Priebus added. 

Scott is expected to easily win his reelection campaign in South Carolina. He has indicated this will be his last Senate election, as he doesn’t plan to run for a third term.