(PatriotWise.com)- The publisher of South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott’s upcoming memoir was forced to issue an apology for including on the copyright page a suggestion that Scott was preparing to launch a bid for the White House.
According to a report in South Carolina paper The Post and Courier, the copyright page of Scott’s memoir “America, a Redemption Story: Choosing Hope, Creating Unity” described the book as a “political memoir that includes his core messages as he prepares to make a presidential bid in 2022.”
Which is worse? Inadvertently letting the cat out of the bag and saying Scott is planning to run for president or stupidly thinking the presidential election is in 2022?
Senator Scott, who told The Post and Courier that he had not signed off on the sentence, refuted the claim that he was preparing a run for the White House.
In reality, the only bid in 2022 that Senator Scott is preparing for is his reelection bid to the US Senate.
Scott told The Post and Courier that his focus is on winning the “support of South Carolinians for the job of being their United States Senator for another six years.”
When asked if his memoir was the start of a future presidential bid, Senator Scott said, “Not for me it’s not.”
The memoir snafu aside, Tim Scott is frequently floated as a possible 2024 Republican candidate. Opinion polling firms often include him in their 2024 hypothetical primary polling. He is among the list of potential candidates in the straw poll for the upcoming CPAC conference in Texas.
Although, his recent endorsement of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski probably won’t help his polling much.
According to a follow-up report on the story, Scott’s publisher Thomas Nelson, a subsidiary of HarperCollins, said in a statement to The Post and Courier that it was not Senator Scott, but the book’s editors that made the error.
Tim Scott’s memoir is set to be released on Tuesday.