With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker expected to officially launch his presidential campaign on Monday, CNN’s Dana Bash traveled to the governor’s mansion in Madison to speak with Walker’s sons – 21 year old Matt and 19 year old Alex.
It was revealed last week that Matt and Alex are both supporters of marriage equality. Gov. Walker, however, is decidedly not. He called the Supreme Court’s ruling last month a “grave mistake” and has floated the idea of a constitutional amendment to allow states to continue banning same-sex marriage.
Bash brought up this familial disagreement with the two sons and asked how they handled their father’s negative reaction to the historic SCOTUS ruling.
“We talked to him, like any family we have disagreements,” said Matt . “He just explained his position and that was it.”
“Matt and I aren’t necessarily changing his stances on any issues,” added Alex. “We respect his opinion on things.”
Walker is currently sitting in second place behind Jeb Bush in RealClearPolitics’ polling average.