Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has dropped out of the race for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination, Fox News reported Tuesday. The Republican field now has 14 candidates left, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out earlier this year. Jindal has consistently been stuck at 1 or 2 percent in most national polls.

20151117233110083 Louisiana Gov. and Republican candidate Bobby Jindal has consistently done poorly in the polls. Photo: Huffington Post Pollster

"I cannot tell you what an honor it has been to run for President of the United States of America. My parents came to this country 45 years ago searching for freedom and a chance ...” Jindal said in a statement. "Now is the time for all those Americans who still believe in freedom and American exceptionalism to stand up and defend it.  The idea of America -- the idea that my parents came here for almost a half a century ago -- that idea is slipping away from us. Freedom is under assault from both outside our borders and from within. We must act now, we do not have a moment to spare."