tim scott defends trump endorsement, fires back at pro-haley new hampshire governor
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Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, has come under fire for his decision to endorse former President Trump over Nikki Haley in the GOP primary. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu criticized Scott, suggesting that he owed his support to Haley instead.
Sununu told Fox News that "Tim Scott wouldn't have a job without Nikki Haley," and that "nobody cares what Tim Scott thinks." He also claimed that Scott would not have been driven out of the race three months ago if people actually cared about his opinion.
Haley had appointed Scott to the Senate in 2012 while serving as the governor of South Carolina after the resignation of Senator Jim DeMint. In response to Sununu's comments, Scott defended his career and criticized the governor for commenting on someone else's career, stating that Sununu was born into a privileged position with a governor father and a brother who was a U.S. senator.
Scott emphasized that his path to Congress was not easy, having defeated the sons of prominent political figures in South Carolina. He also emphasized that Haley did what was best for South Carolina, while he was focused on doing what's best for America, which led to his endorsement of Donald Trump.
Scott, who was an early contender in the presidential race before suspending his campaign in November, joined Trump at a rally in Concord to announce his endorsement. He cited their work together from 2017 to 2020, highlighting accomplishments such as the creation of Opportunity Zones and tax cuts.
Despite his failed presidential campaign, Scott's endorsement remains highly sought after by the remaining GOP candidates due to his popularity with Republican primary voters.
In conclusion, Senator Tim Scott defended his endorsement of former President Trump over Nikki Haley, emphasizing his commitment to doing what's best for America. His decision has sparked controversy and criticism, but he remains a significant figure in the Republican Party.