Top GOP donors and their allies privately are pushing Sen. Tim Scott’s team for more detail about his bachelor status before deciding how much to support him in the presidential campaign, according to two people familiar with the conversations.
The U.S. hasn’t elected an unmarried person as president in 139 years. It’s typical for candidates to trot out their families to try to enhance their appeal to voters. During an interview with Axios in May, Scott said he had a girlfriend but kept her identity private.
Scott’s reluctance to say much about his private life has raised concerns among some conservative Republican donors, according to the sources, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the issue.
Read the full article. The cult has been spreading rumors that Scott is gay. Scott has preached for abstinence before marriage and earlier this year dodged a Washington Post question over whether he remains a virgin.
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The piece ends with “[former president James] Buchanan was a lifelong bachelor.”
Completely sidesteps that many historians have concluded that he was the first gay president.
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