Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to drop out of the presidential race.
Jindal told Fox News’ Bret Baier: “I’ve come to the realization that this is not my time, so I’ve come here to announce that I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States.”
Although he is considered by many to be a strong conservative, Jindal has struggled to gain traction with Republican primary voters and has been near the bottom of the pack since he entered the race, appearing at the smaller debates that precede the main GOP primary debates.
He comes from an Indian-American family and was the first U.S. governor with roots in India.
Jindal achieved academic distinction as a young man. He attended Brown University, where he graduated with honors after majoring in biology and public policy. He turned down medical and law school offers from universities such as Yale and Harvard to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
He worked in the Bush administration, as a member of Congress from Louisiana, and presently as governor of the state.
The Huffington Post has described Jindal as a “hard-line conservative,” who downplayed climate change and allowed Louisiana public schools to teach creationism in class.
Speaking about Donald Trump in September, Jindal stated that he is a “non-serious, unstable, substance-free narcisist.”
He also described Trump as an “egomaniac,” and said: “Donald Trump is for Donald Trump. He believes in nothing other than himself.”
Under his policy proposals on his website, Jindal listed repealing Obamacare, education, energy, defense, a plan to end sanctuary cities, and tax reform.
What do you think of Jindal’s decision to drop out of the presidential race?