Sen. Tim ScottTim ScottHaley slams United Nations, echoing Trump DeVos vows to be advocate for 'great' public schools Trump education pick to face Warren, Sanders MORE says some of his colleagues in Congress might need a civics lesson — or three.

“[I thought] I might be the only United States senator to ever fail civics,” the South Carolina Republican told a crowd of students at a Wednesday conference in Washington organized by the Young America's Foundation.

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“Now that I’m in the United States Senate,” he added with a grin, “I’ll tell you that I am not the only United States senator who failed civics. There are a whole lotta those boys and girls! Lord, have mercy!”

But civics wasn’t the only tough subject for Scott, the 48-year-old lawmaker admitted.
 
“I also failed Spanish and English,” he disclosed, “and when you fail Spanish and English, they don’t call you bilingual: They call you bi-ignorant, because you can’t speak in any language! That’s where I found my happy self.”