Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was asked at a press conference about three weeks ago about gun violence and he responded by saying that the focus shouldn’t be on a gun because, “We just had someone last week in Neenah near a school kill someone with a bow and arrow.” Turns out he made it up.
There was only one problem with Walker’s statement about the bow and arrow murder.
It never happened.
We asked Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie to explain the governor’s comment the day after he spoke. He responded three days later with this emailed statement:
“The Governor misspoke when he said someone was killed. I believe he was referring the recent standoff that involved a bow and arrow.”
What actually happened was that a father and son got into an argument and the son shot an arrow at the father. And missed. And it happened 2.5 miles from a school. But other than, he was spot on.