Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has now made a major announcement about his political future.
The Senator said his next term would be his last.
“I had a job before I went into the Senate and I want a job when I leave the Senate,” Sen. Scott told Fox. “I’ve committed myself to making this my last term in the Senate, and I’m excited to serve the great people of South Carolina any way they will allow me to.”
He said he believes in term limits, but his decision has now sparked rumors about a potential presidential bid.
“Here’s what I believe,” Sen. Scott said. “I believe the American people would really appreciate politicians not being lifetime public servants. God bless the wonderful option I’ve been given and blessing to serve the people of South Carolina, but I had a job before I went into the Senate and I want a job when I leave the Senate. So I believe in term limits for all elected officials, and it’s one of the reasons why it I’ve committed myself to making this my last term in the Senate, and I’m excited to serve the great people of South Carolina any way they will allow me to.”
Before commenting on his political future, though, Sen. Scott made headlines for his comments on defunding the police.
“We should force the conversation into what’s best for America, reducing inflation, good for America, getting rid of the disincentives for work, good for America, and restoring confidence that we can actually have strong presence of law enforcement in the poorest and the hardest hit communities,” he said. “Those things are actually celebrated. Eighty percent of African-Americans want the same level or more officers in neighborhoods. We should take those facts and use them to fuse together an agenda that the American people will celebrate because it’s about them and not about politicians in Washington.”