After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) wife, Tonette Walker, described earlier in July how some members of her family disagreed with the governor’s opposition to same-sex marriage, Walker made it clear over the weekend that his wife supports his stance against gay marriage.
“Some in the media, not you, but others have, I think misstated my wife’s position. There are some family members who have extended family who have different views on this, but my wife actually supports my position so that’s something,” Walker said in an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The Brody File” published on Sunday.
“She pointed out she was torn by the fact that she’s got me with a position and she’s got others family members in different positions, but being emotionally torn doesn’t mean that she’s got a difference of opinion,” he continued.
Tonette told the Washington Post in July that her two sons were not happy with their dad’s reaction to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.
“Our sons were disappointed. . . . I was torn. I have children who are very passionate [in favor of same-sex marriage], and Scott was on his side very passionate,” she said. “It’s hard for me because I have a cousin who I love dearly — she is like a sister to me — who is married to a woman, her partner of 18 years.”
The governor also told “The Brody File” that even without the agreement of his entire family, he will continue to oppose same-sex marriage.
“Now, others in our family do have a difference, but again, I point to anyone, not just to an evangelical audience, to anyone and say look at my record,” he said. “If I was going to be pushed on this, I would have been pushed a long time ago.”