Whoopi Goldberg Defends Tim Scott On Marriage Questions: ‘Why Is My Private Life Of So Much Interest?’
THE VIEW- 3/6/23 - Brendan Fraser is a guest on The View on Monday, March 6, 2023. The View airs Monday-Friday, 11am-12 noon, ET on ABC. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) WHOOPI GOLDBERG
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“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg offered a rare defense of a Republican on Tuesday, standing by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) amid questions about his relationship status.

Scott, who is not married, has fielded a number of questions about that over the years – but especially since he joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 — and Goldberg waved the question away during Tuesday’s broadcast of the ABC midday talk show.


The discussion began with a clip of Scott discussing that very topic with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, saying that he was seeing a nice, Christian woman — and assuring Kilmeade that “at some point” the public would get to meet her.

“What is he hiding?” co-host Joy Behar asked immediately after the clip ran.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin accused Kilmeade of “single-shaming” Scott, saying he reminded her of her own mother before she met her husband.

Co-host Sunny Hostin argued that it was actually important to know who Scott might be involved with, saying that a woman could be very influential in the same way that former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt had been and that the people deserved to know if she was a “lunatic.” She also cited a report casting doubt on whether Scott’s girlfriend existed at all.


But Goldberg wasn’t buying it, and argued instead that even someone running for president should be allowed a modicum of privacy.

“I don’t care. This is the issue, and it’s a big issue in the country,” she said. “Why is my private life of so much interest to you that you can’t get past the fact that I may not be interested in being married? I might not want a spouse. That doesn’t mean I can’t do the job.”

Goldberg pointed out the fact that although they weren’t recent, there were presidents who had not been married — and she said that it was more important to first worry about what the candidate had in mind with regard to policies that would affect the whole country than to invest time and energy into figuring out who they may or may not be dating.

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