11/13/23 By Molly Dougherty
“When I go back to Iowa, it will not be as a presidential candidate. I am suspending my campaign. I think the voters who are the most remarkable people on the planet have been really clear that they’re telling me, ‘Not now, Tim,’” Scott said in a televised interview on Fox News with reporter Trey Gowdy.
Campaign staffers reportedly found out alongside viewers about Scott’s decision. He held a call with his entire staff after the interview to explain his reason for suspension.
In a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult from November 3-5, Scott polled at 2%. Former President Donald Trump polled at 63%.
Scott said he will not accept a potential vice president nomination. He also said he will not endorse one of his former running mates until a candidate is selected. The GOP primary will kick off in January with the Iowa Caucuses.