U.S. Sen. Tim Scott passed twice on saying whether he would endorse his fellow S.C. senator, Republican Lindsey Graham, in an interview on CNN's Crossfire Wednesday.
When CNN's Van Jones asked Scott whether he would support Graham, Scott said, "You know, as you three have heard recently, I am up for re -- up for reelection myself. I’m going to make sure that Tim Scott gets out...I'm going to allow for all the other folks on the ballot to represent themselves very well, and I'm going to continue to work hard for my re-election."
"No endorsement for Lindsey Graham tonight?" Jones asked again.
Scott replied, "I’m certainly going to work really hard for Tim Scott re-election -- gotta win first."
Graham, who has a reputation as a Washington negotiator and $7 million to spend on his re-election campaign, faces four announced GOP challengers who say he is not conservative enough and hope to ride Tea Party and libertarian support to a victory, or a runoff, in June's Republican primary.
Scott, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat following Jim DeMint's resignation, has never run for a statewide office.
Sen. Scott refuses to endorse Sen. Graham