In a fundraising email sent to supporters on a Tuesday evening, Mr. Scott teased that he was planning to run for office and said he would be making a'major announcement' on Wednesday. According to an email, he will reveal his plans that morning on Fox News' 'Fox and Friends.
Mr. Scott will be campaigning in Iowa on Tuesday, New Hampshire on Thursday, and South Carolina on Friday. He is expected to emphasize his rise in America, which he told for the first time at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
'Our family has gone from cotton to Congress within a lifetime', said Mr. Scott. "And that's the reason I believe the next American Century can be better than last." Scott was asked to give the Republican response to President Biden’s first joint speech before Congress in 2021. This speech boosted Mr. Scott's fundraising online.
Scott's biography and oratorical abilities, as well as his position as the highest-ranking Black Republican member of Congress, have put him on the shortlists for many Republican candidates to be a possible vice president. However, Scott's advisers have rejected this as their goal.
Scott will join a crowded field of candidates for president, including former President Donald J. Trump, former Gov. Nikki Haley and former United Nations Ambassador. Scott joins a growing field of candidates for the presidency, including former President Donald J. Trump and former Governor George W. Bush. Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, is expected to enter the race in the next few months.