Senator Tim Scott is a pretty hot pick for vice president, and a peek into his history shows why. Since being assigned senator by Nikki Haley in 2013, he’s tirelessly pushed conservative values. He’s anti-trans rights, big on religious freedom, and a supporter of the free market. Initially a contestant, Scott ended his presidential race in November 2023 and endorsed Trump in January 2024, declaring that Americans “need a president who will unite our country” during a campaign speech.
Scott’s endorsement of Trump has even been termed “humiliating” and “embarrassing” by critics — not because of his support for Trump, but because of his public profession of love. When the leading republican candidate mused that Scott must “hate” Haley since he endorsed Trump over her, the senator replied, “I just love you.”
Unsurprisingly, Trump has pointed to Tim Scott as a potential VP pick. During an interview on the “Sunday Morning Futures,” the leading Republican candidate said that he told Scott that he had done a better job campaigning for Trump than for himself. Teaming up with Scott could be a great way for Republicans to extend their reach to the Black community, as he is the only Black Republican senator. The stars are aligning for Scott, but there is one major con he cannot shake: he voted in favor of Joe Biden’s win. If Trump looks past this snag, Scott could be a great VP pick.