The positions will be filled in January by inter-party selection processes.
Scott said the pandemic has widened some economic fault lines in rural America, and he wants to address those.
“Even during years of growth, rural economies have lagged behind urban development,” his statement said. "And now, the heavy weight of the virus has fallen on these struggling communities, as access to reliable broadband, education, childcare and medicine are just out of reach. Rebuilding our economy must be inclusive and equitable, incorporating job growth and revitalization to strengthen our nation as a whole.”
Scott’s district spans an area southwest and west of Atlanta that is a mix of small towns, suburban development and rural areas.