FIRST ON FOX: Presidential candidate Tim Scott is the newest GOP hopeful to vow assist for the get together’s eventual nominee by signing the “Beat Biden” pledge, a doc the Republican Nationwide Committee (RNC) is requiring candidates to signal as a way to take part in party-sanctioned debates.
The senator from South Carolina joined the likes of his state’s former governor Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by committing to the pledge.
Their signatures enable them to formally qualify for the primary Republican presidential major debate slated to be held later this month in Milwaukee.
“I sit up for sharing my constructive, optimistic message on the GOP Debate stage in Milwaukee. Republicans are prepared for conservative management with a spine, one that can crush the cartels, stand as much as China, and defend the America all of us love,” Scott stated in an announcement to Fox Information Digital.
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His signed pledge, dated Wednesday, Aug. 9, reads as follows:
“I, Tim Scott, affirm that I agree to look in solely Major and Common Election debates which have been sanctioned by the Republican Nationwide Committee, pursuant to Rule 10(a)(11) of The Guidelines of the Republican Celebration. I acknowledge and settle for that if I fail to signal this pledge or if I take part in any debate that has not been sanctioned by the Republican Nationwide Committee, I can’t be eligible to take part in any additional Republican Nationwide Committee sanctioned debates.
“Moreover, I affirm that if I don’t win the 2024 Republican nomination for President of the USA, I’ll honor the desire of the first voters and assist the nominee as a way to save our nation and beat Joe Biden.
“I additional pledge that I can’t search to run as an unbiased or write-in candidate nor will I search or settle for the nomination for president of some other get together.”
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Throughout a Wednesday look on “Fox & Buddies,” Scott advised Brian Kilmeade he would “completely” assist whoever turns into the Republican nominee for president if it is not himself.
“I would be the nominee and I actually will assist myself, however irrespective of who the nominee is, I’ve already dedicated to supporting our nominee with none query. However I am gonna proceed to work arduous to show that America can do for anybody what she’s achieved for me,” he said.
Republican candidates eager to take part in RNC-sanctioned debates forward of the 2024 presidential election should signal the “Beat Biden” pledge, as required by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. The brand new rule flies within the face of an earlier remark made by former President Donald Trump suggesting that he could not assist the eventual GOP nominee.
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The pledge makes candidates decide to showing solely in debates sanctioned by the RNC. If they don’t signal the pledge, or in the event that they select to take part in an unapproved debate, they won’t be allowed to take part in RNC-sanctioned debates going ahead.
Along with the pledge, candidates eager to qualify for the controversy should additionally attain 1% in three nationwide polls, or 1% in two nationwide polls and two state-specific polls from the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The polls should even be acknowledged by the RNC and have to be carried out on or after July 1.
Moreover, to succeed in the controversy stage, candidates will need to have 40,000 distinctive donors to their marketing campaign committee (or exploratory committee), with “not less than 200 distinctive donors per state or territory in 20+ states and/or territories,” in accordance with the RNC standards.
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It is unclear if Trump, who said Thursday he won’t be signing the “Beat Biden” pledge, will find yourself attending the upcoming debate regardless of being the GOP frontrunner and assembly the RNC’s fundraising necessities.
When requested in regards to the former president doubtlessly becoming a member of the qualifying candidates on stage in Milwaukee, Scott stated he hopes to see him there, however his debate technique is not depending on Trump’s participation.
“He is a robust debater with none query. Will probably be entertaining with none query, however the American folks should see each single one among us that qualifies for the controversy stage on that stage speaking about our imaginative and prescient for America and the way our presidency would change the tide away from this horrible, disastrous presidency of President Biden,” Scott defined.
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Fox Information’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.