Scott Walker in London: ‘I’m going to punt’ on whether evolution is real
In an appearance at Chatham House, the British international affairs think tank in London, Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker (R) declined to answer whether or not he believes in the scientific theory of evolution.
Walker is in London for four days as part of a trade delegation from his home state. He is considered by many in the Republican Party to be a likely candidate for the GOP’s nominee for president in 2016.
The governor went on to say that the debate between science and religious dogma is “a question a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or another.”
“Any British politician, right or left, would laugh at that question and say, ‘Of course, evolution is real,'” countered Walker’s host at Chatham House.
“I’m here to talk about trade and not to pontificate on other issues,” Walker said. “I love the evolution of trade in Wisconsin.”
Watch video of the exchange, embedded below: