Comedy Central "Nightly Show" Commentator Gina Yashere: Lindsey Graham Is Gay

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On the panel segment of Thursday's night edition of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with host Larry Wilmore, comedian Gina Yashere said Republican candidate for president Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is unmarried because he's gay.

"Okay, I think he's gay," Yashere said. Come on, he's single. He's a bachelor. And they ask him, who are you going to have your first lady, and he says, I've got a sister, he might as well have come out at that point, right?"

"Sometimes people when they make that insinuation, like there's something wrong with you if are you are single at a certain age they always put you down as damaged or gay," Wilmore countered.

"How can you be a single straight man and not have a Tinder account?" Yashere later said.

LARRY WILMORE, HOST: I want to talk about presidential candidate [Senator] Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who is all over the news this week for being single. They're asking him all this. But if Graham were elected he would be the first single president since James Buchanan, right, and we all know how memorable he was. So do you have an issue with voting for someone who is single?...

GINA YASHERE, COMEDIAN: I think there is a problem. The problem is not that he's single; the problem is they think he's gay. That's what it really is they're not worried about --

WILMORE: You mean Lindsey Graham specifically?

YASHERE: They're scared that he's gay and that is the big problem.

WILMORE: Who is they?

YASHERE: Everybody. That is why they keep asking. Right.

WILMORE: Just random everybody.

YASHERE: I think he's gay, okay... Come on, he's single. He's a bachelor. And they ask him, who are you going to have your first lady, and he says, I've got a sister, he might as well have come out at that point, right?

WILMORE: But here's the thing, but sometimes people when they make that insinuation, like there's something wrong with you if are you are single at a certain age they always put you down as damaged or gay. Like those are related.

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