Gowdy: ‘I Would Love for Tim Scott to Run for President’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) threw fellow GOP South Carolina Congressman Tim Scott’s name out as a future presidential candidate.

“I would love Tim Scott to run for president,” Gowdy stated. “Whether it’s 2024, whenever it fits his heart, but he has a cheery, optimistic brand of conservatism that I think our country would benefit from and, quite frankly, whether he won or not, our country would be better off hearing someone with his life story, the grandson of man who couldn’t read, picked cotton, then he grew up to pick out a seat in the United States House of Representatives. That’s a story I wish my fellow citizens could hear.”

Scott shot down the idea that he had plans to run, but left the door open.

“I am blessed already to fulfill a part of the mission that I think the good Lord sent me to fulfill,” Scott said. “As long as I can I continue to work hard for the people, whatever the good Lord has next for me I’m open to it.”

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