Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey (D) suggested First Lady Michelle Obama supported same-sex marriage during an appearance on CNN last night, a surprising revelation given her silence on the issue:
ELIOT SPITZER (HOST): How about President Obama? Are you disappointed in the hesitancy that he has shown to go beyond where he is?
MCGREEVEY: If he could only listen to Michelle more often. I think the president is moving and you know for many elected officials they started in the same place, you know, marriage is between a man and a woman, but they understand that they’re moving inevitably, catching up to the American public.
The segment was also notable for bringing McGreevey and Spitzer together, two former governors from neighboring states who both had to resign in the midst of sex scandals.
The First Lady’s Office responded to McGreevey’s comments today, stating, “Mrs. Obama has never made any public statements about same-sex marriage.”