The two Senators from South Carolina are bachelors: Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott. And Scott has his eyes on the White House, so he’s being scrutinized, especially with the evangelical and homophobic wing of the Republican party.
Scott was hit with a question about his personal life just after taking the stage before a crowd of Iowa evangelicals Saturday night.
“So other than your mama, is there any special lady in your life?” asked GOP Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Des Moines, according to Politico.
Scott, telling the crowd “yes,” quipped that it’s been “one of the more asked questions recently,” and said he’s surprised if anyone in the room hasn’t read about her yet.
“I’m dating a lovely Christian girl,” Scott said, addressing the question for the first time since a lengthy Washington Post report on his relationship status and the mystery of it, published earlier this week.
“One of the things I love about the gospel of Jesus Christ is it points us always in the right direction. Proverbs 18:22 says, ‘He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord,'” he added.
A lengthy piece was published by The Washington Post on Scott’s personal life where the author, Ben Terris, claims he’s not insinuating that the South Carolina Republican is gay. Well, I’m suggesting that. I will never understand how a gay person can be a Republican. It just seems like an abusive relationship.
And that’s lady, not girl, Tim.