Sen. Tim ScottTim ScottWhat prospective college students need to know before they go — or owe Lobbying World Juan Williams: The complicated story of black conservatism 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.
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.”