UPDATE: Sen. Ron Johnson told TODAY'S TMJ4 he has no plans to lower the drinking age, and he was rather going, "...back to 50 years when we went through the same thing during the Vietnam War. If you can draft somebody at 18 they should have a beer. "
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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.