Appearing Tuesday on Fox News, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal ended his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

“I've come to the realization that this is not my time,” Jindal told Bret Baier, host of Special Report. “So I came here to announce that I'm suspending my campaign for president of the United States.”

Jindal is the third candidate after former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to drop out of the race.

“I cannot tell you what an honor it has been to run for president of the United States,” he said.

Low poll numbers kept Jindal off the prime-time stage.

Ross Baker, a political scientist at Rutgers University, called Jindal's campaign an “airplane that never took off.”

“Probably of all the candidates, I think he's the one who just never got any traction at all,” Baker told USA Today.

As governor of Louisiana, Jindal fought to keep gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Orleans Parish, which includes New Orleans, after the Supreme Court's June ruling struck down gay marriage bans nationwide. He also issued a “religious freedom” order which protects opponents of marriage equality.