Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Monday that his plan to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights doesn’t amount to “union busting.”
Over the weekend, the governor rejected the union’s offer of financial concessions in return for being able to keep their collective bargaining rights.
“They say that this is not about balancing the budget, this is about union busting,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos told Walker Monday. “The unions and the Democrats have said they’re willing to take the concessions on wage and health benefits. They’re willing to take about an 8 percent pay cut, but they simply don’t want you to take away their collective bargaining rights.”
“What we’re asking for, realistically, is something nearly every other person in this state and every other person across this country paying a whole lot more for when it comes to retirement and health care,” Walker replied.
“They’ve already said they were willing to give up on the pensions and the health care,” Stephanopoulos pressed. “They’ve already said that. They’ve already made those concessions.”
“But you can say anything in the midst of the debate,” Walker insisted.
This video is from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast Feb. 21, 2011.
Two impeachment articles expected against President Trump: reports
Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported Monday evening, after laying out their case at a hearing against a president they branded a "clear and present danger" to national security.
The articles will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, The Washington Post said, citing three official familiar with the matter.
It added that the full House of Representatives would vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.
CNN said a third article on obstruction of justice was still being debated, and the network's sources cautioned that plans were still being finalized.
House Judiciary to vote on Thursday to impeach Donald Trump: report
Democrats are moving ahead with the impeachment of President Donald Trump following another day of testimony on Monday.
"House Democrats plan to unveil at least two articles of impeachment Tuesday, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to multiple lawmakers and aides. The Judiciary Committee plans to vote on the articles on Thursday, setting up a vote on the House floor next week to make Trump the third president in history to be impeached," Politico reported Monday evening.
"Democratic leaders plan to formally announce the articles at a press conference Tuesday morning. Judiciary Committee Democrats intend to meet ahead of the announcement and review the articles," Politico reported. "The decision to move forward with specific impeachment charges is the most significant move yet for the year-old Democratic House majority, a legacy-defining moment for Speaker Nancy Pelosi that sets up a Senate trial for Trump in early 2020."
Maddow shocked AG Bill Barr did not resign after IG report undermined his conspiracy theories
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC wondered why Attorney General Bill Barr did not resign after his own Justice Department debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the nation's chief law enforcement officer.
Maddow explained how the Department of Justice Inspector General report released Thursday debunked Barr's claim that there had been "spying" on the 2016 Trump campaign.
The host played a clip of Barr testifying under oath before Congress.
"I think spying did occur," Barr testified.
"Spying did not occur according to the Justice Department," Maddow noted. "The Justice Department's independent inspector general report came out concluding definitively, the Trump campaign was not spied on.