George Wallace, a notorious segregationist, was a Republican. Her next sentence initially read: "George Wallace, the longtime Republican governor of Alabama, four-time presidential candidate..."The updated version acknowledged Wallace's Democratic affiliation. The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted: "LOL at you thinking George Wallace was a Republican and making that the foundation of your entire stupid premise." By Thursday afternoon, "George Wallace" was trending on Twitter and garnered more than 3,000 tweets. "No, George Wallace wasn't a Republican," Princeton University history professor Kevin Kruse tweeted, "but he did offer to switch parties in 1964 if only [Republican nominee Barry] Goldwater would make him his running mate."
Source: Fox News May 21, 2020 21:33 UTC