His engagement announcement only added to the whispers that he’s on Trump’s short list, chatter that has been well received by Scott’s colleagues in the Senate.
Scott, 58, announced over the weekend that he had proposed to girlfriend Mindy Noce on Saturday evening in South Carolina. The lifelong bachelor was previously engaged more than two decades ago, though this will be his first marriage.
“He’s preparing for it. He’s getting married,” Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) said of Scott and the vice presidency, calling him a “good guy” who would “be good” in the role.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks alongside former President Donald Trump at a campaign event