Evers: Lt. gov has been ‘truthful’ about college career
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers says he believes Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes has been “truthful” about whether he graduated from college.
Barnes volunteered in an interview with Isthmus newspaper this month that he didn’t graduate from Alabama A&M University because he hadn’t finished a course.
Barnes’ campaign gave the Wisconsin State Journal last year a questionnaire saying Barnes earned a bachelor’s degree from the school. Barnes also told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last year that he “finished” college in 2008, leading the newspaper to write that he had graduated.
Barnes has since argued that a campaign staffer mistakenly filled out the questionnaire. He hasn’t addressed why told the Journal Sentinel he finished school.
Evers told reporters Friday that he felt Barnes’ “responses are responsible responses” and he believes Barnes has been “truthful.”
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