This Republican’s career is on the ropes after an alarming betrayal

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Politics can be a nasty business. There’s backstabbing at every corner.

And this Republican’s career is on the ropes after an alarming betrayal.

Last November, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced that he was withdrawing from the presidential race.

Since then, he’s fully endorsed former President Donald Trump in his efforts to win a second term in the White House.

Scott has also been a major voice in getting voters in his home state of South Carolina to come out and vote for Trump in the state’s Republican primary.

And while casting his early vote for the primary last Thursday, he was asked if Haley should drop out “for the good of the party.”

“Well, I think [she should] for the good of the country,” Scott said, according to the New York Post.

“I mean, the bottom line is … I made the determination myself back in November that America wanted someone that was more forceful, more provocative, and a little bit more rambunctious to help clean out some of the challenges that are stubborn and persistent in our nation.”

“The one person that stands in the way of having a conversation between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is Nikki Haley, and so getting out of the way, is incredibly important, not for the party, but for America’s future.”

As for Haley’s supporters, they don’t agree at all with Scott’s sentiment.

“I like him when he was running but I disagree with that. She deserves to run as long as she wants to,” Dawn Jones, a Haley voter told the New York Post.

“There has not been enough of the country that’s voted yet.”

“Tim always has his opinion and he’s already flip-flopped once, so who’s to say he’s not going to flip-flop twice before the election?” Tom Hubert, another Haley supporter said.

“Maybe he should side with Nikki and get Donald Trump out of the way.”

Regardless of those comments, Scott is fully on the Trump train, even though Haley appointed him to the Senate back in 2012.

When he voted for Trump on Thursday for the South Carolina presidential primary, he told reporters that he was more “excited and motivated for President Trump than I was for myself.”

The senator is also in the running to be the former president’s vice president, among other names.

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD), businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), are some of the other potential running mate picks for Trump according to his latest short list.

As for Nikki Haley, most Trump supporters don’t want her anywhere near his campaign once he secures the GOP nomination for president.

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