After initially thinking the drinking age was still 18, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, said he would support lowering it from age 21.
The 62-year-old Republican made the comments Thursday on ``The Devil's Advocates'' radio show. He was initially explaining his opposition to raising the age to buy a gun from 18 to 21.
He says 18-year-olds ``ought to be able to vote, they ought to be able to have a beer and they ought to be able to buy a gun to hunt with.''
When asked if he was advocating lowering the drinking age to 18, Johnson said, ``Can't they do that now? What is the age nowadays?''
When told it was 21 Johnson said, ``Yikes. That's a battle we fought when I was young.''
He then said he'd support lowering the drinking age to 18.