According to a Twitter post this week by California State Assemblyman Scott Wilk, the confusing vote he had just cast was due to social media preoccupation. His error was immediately evident, considering he not only campaigned against the 12-digit state budget prior to voting for it–every other Republican voted the opposite way.
He quickly issued an explanation, perhaps appropriately, via social media:
Some, including GQ’s Jack Moore, at least credit Wilk with “admitting his mistake and being honest about its cause.”
Others, however, could not believe anyone would make such a mistake – let alone announce it to the world.
A few thought Wilk might have been joshing…
…while others used the opportunity to share their own jokes.
As Moore pointed out, California law provisionally allows state legislators to change their votes after casting them. Wilk reportedly did just that and, as of this writing, has not further addressed the controversy over his initial vote on Twitter.
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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth