South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott said he intends to join the race in the next US presidential election in 2024.
According to The Hill, the senator filed an application with the Federal Election Commission on May 19, and the official start of his campaign is scheduled for May 22.
Scott will compete for the Republican presidential nomination with former US President Donald Trump, former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, businessmen Vivek Ramaswamy and Perry Johnson, and radio personality Larry Elder.
In April, Scott announced the formation of a special committee to determine whether it makes sense for him to run for president, condemning the work of US President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, as he promised to resist China, fight illegal immigration, give parents more choice in matters related to education of their children, and to protect religious freedom.
Scott has been a Senator from South Carolina since 2013 and sits on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He was also a member of the US House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013 and a member of the State House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011.
Scott is one of 11 African Americans to serve in the US Senate and the first African American in history to serve in both houses of Congress. Prior to his political career, Scott worked in the financial services industry.
And The Hill newspaper reported that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to announce his participation in the presidential race next week.
Among those who could run in the 2024 Republican primary are former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu.
And from the Democratic Party, their candidates for participation in the presidential primaries were presented by the current US President Joe Biden, who is 80 years old, and the nephew of the thirty-fifth US President John F. Kennedy Robert Kennedy Jr. and writer Marian Williamson.