MSNBC host Ed Schultz urged unions in Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon to do better job educating their members, following more than a third of union workers voted for Gov. Scott Walker (R) in his recall election victory over Tom Barrett.
Appearing on Now with Alex Wagner, Schultz felt the state’s union leaders shouldn’t think the results went against them only because of the large money disparity between the two campaigns, telling them that they need to look in their mirror as well to find a reason why Barrett was defeated.
“They’ve got homework to do on their own camp though,” Schultz said. “You got 37 percent of union households in Wisconsin voting for Scott Walker. The unions needs to go back to the classroom and explain to their people that it’s important to vote for folks who got your best interest at heart.”
“They’re voting for a guy whose gone after collective bargaining, whose gone after pensions, whose tried to destroy public education. The list goes on and on. Went after Badgercare. And now he’s on TV the next morning saying, ‘Oh Paul Ryan is really the guy Mitt Romney ought to be following.’ The unions have got to wake up!”
It wasn’t all bad news Tuesday evening for union supported Democratic candidates, as former state Sen. John Lehman declaring victory over state Sen. Van Wanggaard (R) to likely give control of the state’s Senate to the Democrats, although Wanggaard has yet to concede.
WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which was broadcast on June 6, 2012.
Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent
The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.
The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.
Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.
WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops
Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.
Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.
"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.
Trump could use Antifa conspiracy theories to ‘investigate his political opponents’: Ex-FBI assistant director
According to former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, there are far more white supremacists and anti-government agitators infiltrating the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests than Antifa. He fears Trump will use Antifa as an excuse to investigate his political opponents.
Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday evening, Figliuzzi told host Brian Williams that his sources in law enforcement are telling him that President Donald Trump doesn't have his facts straight on Antifa.
"We're seeing components of legitimate frustrated protesters responding to Mr. Floyd's demise and others," explained Figliuzzi. "Then we are seeing people who are exploiting this for their own purposes, and some of them are more than just opportunistic criminals. Some of them are organized, and some of them have diverse agendas but are coming together to wreak havoc. And I think what we need to pay attention to here is what we have evidence of, what we don't have evidence of, and what we're hearing from the White House and the attorney general."