Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) did not claim that he voted for Ronald Reagan, as quoted in January interview.
Right Wing News made a transcription error and issued a correction on Monday to an interview published in January. During the interview, Walker discussed “a vote for Reagan,” and did not state that he voted for Reagan as a teenager.
John Hawkins, the writer who interviewed Walker for Right Wing News apologized for the error.
“All I can do at this point is apologize for the error,” he wrote on Monday. “This was our mistake and it was very unfair to Scott Walker who is catching flack because of an honest error on our part.”
TPM’s earlier report pointed out that Walker would not have been old enough to vote for Reagan as president.
Update: Walker posted this tweet Monday afternoon:
To clear up any inaccuracies, I would’ve loved to vote for Reagan but I turned 13 before he was elected in 80 http://t.co/v09tI5a16u
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) February 10, 2014