Tim Scott repays AEI for pal’s meals


Rep. Tim Scott (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Loop reported last month on a potentially awkward-sounding trip the congressman took to the lovely beach-side resort. He brought his mother (whose meals AEI could pay for under House rules) and a friend, a manager and buyer for a Charleston lingerie shop (whose meals the think tank isn’t supposed to spring for).

According to Legistorm, Scott filed an amended form indicating he repaid $371 for the meals of his pal, Zee Patel, who works for Bits of Lace, an upscale boutique.

We wonder how many fancy negligees that would buy.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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