“Straight or gay”, as some people call it, is an easy question to answer. Either one is not a sodomite or one is. The division is cut and dry. However, Senator Lindsay Graham, who for many has had his sexuality questioned, recently said that he is not a homosexual “to the extent that it matters”:
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday quashed rumors of being gay after Chelsea Handler wrote a tweet mocking the single Republican as being closeted, which many critics deemed homophobic.
Ms. Handler faced backlash Thursday after she tweeted: “If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC.”
Conservatives and members of the gay community accused the tweet of being “homophobic,” arguing that Ms. Handler was using sexual orientation as an insult. The comedian, an advocate for women’s and LGBT rights, let the tweet stand and never followed up with further explanation.
TMZ caught up with Mr. Graham at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in suburban D.C. on Friday and asked what he thought of Ms. Handler’s comments.
“I don’t think much about what she says at all,” the South Carolina Republican said. “If she wants to live her life that way, that’s up to her.