GOP leaders have signaled that they plan to host a Republican presidential primary debate in their state in 2020.
The debate, scheduled for Jan. 11, 2020, is set to take place at a venue in South Carolina, according to a release from the South Carolina Republican Party.
A Republican state senator said Wednesday that he was planning to host the first debate in the state.
A spokesman for the RNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The state party said the event would be held at the Capitol, in a space that is currently reserved for the event of the Republican National Convention.
The debate will be moderated by Republican Rep. Tim Scott, who has been one of the GOP’s most vocal critics of President Donald Trump.
Scott has also called for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Scott will be in Charleston on Jan. 12.
“Our party is at a critical moment, and we need to have this debate,” Scott said.
“I believe that we need a primary election to put some pressure on the Democratic Party to do more.
We need to do this because we know the Republicans need to go and run a campaign.”
The party has said it will host debates in the 2018 and 2020 elections.
Republican senators have also said they will host one, though it’s unclear whether any are scheduled for South Carolina.