Washington Post Reporter Asks Tim Scott If He’s A Virgin

Well this was an...awkward question!

  • Washington Post reporter Ben Terris spoke with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) while he was in the process of writing his soon-to-be released book The Big Break: The Gamblers, Party Animals, and True Believers Trying to Win in Washington While America Loses Its Mind.
  • “Tim Scott will be the first prez candidate I’ve ever asked about the status of his virginity. Initial answer: “I’m not talking about my sex life with Ben Terris.” Then he stood up and said: “I have to go potty,” wrote Terris on Twitter.
  • “It wasn’t a completely random question. He had spent his young adult life preaching abstinence until marriage. He’d give talks and mention that he was saving himself until marriage, and during my interview with the then-congressman he was, and continues to be unmarried,” Terris said in order to give context to the exchange.