WATCH: Scott Walker Doesn't Want to Talk About Marriage Equality
BY Sunnivie Brydum
March 17 2013 7:06 PM ET
Republican governor Scott Walker weighed in on the apparent party-wide conversation about marriage equality after Ohio Sen. Rob Portman announced Friday that he has a gay son and therefore now supports same-sex marriage.
In a roundtable discussion on Sunday's episode of NBC's Meet The Press, the conservative governor said he believes the divide within the party on marriage-equality is a generational issue that doesn't animate his constituents, then deftly tried to change the subject.
"Are younger conservatives more apt to see marriage equality as something that is...what they believe, that is basic rather than as a disqualifying issue?" Gregory asked Waker.
"I think there's no doubt about that," replied the governor. "But I think that's all the more reason, when I talk about things, I talk about the economic and fiscal crises in our state and country, that's what people want to resonate about."
Watch the roundtable discussion below.
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