CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Republican candidate for governor says she misspoke when she said at a tea party forum that the Wyoming National Guard could properly be used against the federal government. State auditor Rita Meyer was asked at the Cheyenne forum Thursday whether she would call out the Wyoming National Guard against federal authorities to protect state residents from what the questioner called "inevitable federal abuse."
According to a report in the Casper Star-Tribune Saturday, Meyer replied, "That's absolutely an appropriate use of the National Guard." Meyer's spokeswoman says that Meyer misheard the question and thought the person was asking about potential terrorism, not using the Guard against the federal government itself.