Scott will discuss foreign policy at AP-Georgetown University Forum while Super PAC pulls ad funding
Washington (AFP) – Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will discuss The war between Israel and HamasForeign Policy and National Security of the United States on Monday at Georgetown University in Washington.
The Republican presidential nominee sits down for the conversation at an event hosted by The Associated Press and the Georgetown Institute for Politics and Public Service. This event marks the second in a series of conversations hosted by organizations on this topic 2024 Republican Party Candidates.
How to watch:
The discussion runs from 7pm to 8pm EST. Watch live apnews.com And Youtube.
Former Vice President Mike Pence He sat down for the opening talk Advance this month.
Scott’s sit-in comes as one of the super PACs backing his candidacy reclaims some ad airtime it bought this fall, with its chair writing in a memo to supporters that “we will not waste our money when” voters are not focused on or ready for “an alternative to the party’s current nominee.” Republican Donald Trump. The memo said the group would wait until the Iowa primary is closer to reconsider.
The South Carolina senator did not make foreign policy a mainstay of his campaign, but instead pursued it Focus on a positive message Steeped in his Christian faith and a call for greater individual responsibility in America.
Last week, he gave a speech on Israel at the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington, denouncing the attack on Israel by Hamas militants as filling Americans with “sadness and, frankly, justified anger,” but blaming the Biden administration for the violence.
“While Hamas carried out these attacks, Joe Biden had blood on his hands,” Scott said in the letter. “His weakness called for attack.”
He also recently sought to combine his Senate duties with foreign policy steps that might help his 2024 GOP presidential campaign, calling for a Senate investigation into funding sources that he and other Republicans claim may be linked to the Hamas militants’ attack on Israel.
Scott called on the Senate Banking Committee – of which he serves as a ranking member – to hold a hearing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to investigate nearly $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets that were recently released to an account in Qatar.
As he campaigns against rivals, including the former vice president, the former ambassador to the United Nations, and incumbent and foreign governors, Scott has sometimes been asked how to reconcile his apparent lack of executive experience with his qualifications to lead the country.
He offered as evidence his decade of service on Senate committees, including Banking and Finance, Armed Services and Foreign Relations.
In the memo released by Trust in the Mission PAC, co-chair Rob Collins said the group will continue door-knocking and other efforts, with an eye toward potentially reallocating resources as actual votes get closer.
“Until experts realize that Tim is the only candidate who can win the nomination and defeat President Joe Biden, there will be a very expensive and tumultuous next few months — full of sound and fury and meaning nothing,” Collins wrote in the memo. It was obtained by the Associated Press and first reported by Politico.
“So, we’re doing what might be obvious in the business world but would baffle politicians — we’re not going to waste our money when voters aren’t focused or ready for a Trump alternative. We’ve done the research. We’ve studied focus groups. We’ve been following Tim on the road. These voters are disengaged and the money is It’s being spent on a media that won’t change their minds until we get very close to a vote.
Scott, who filed his candidacy for his home state’s primary in Columbia on Monday, is expected to take questions from Georgetown students in the audience and pre-recorded questions from college students at Clemson University, Iowa State University and the University of New Hampshire, which are located in early voting states.
The live broadcast will be available on apnews.com and @GUPolitics.
Price mentioned is from New York.
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