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WATCH: Wisconsin GOPer insists women need to stop having abortions because businesses need more workers

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Republican state legislator Scott Allen was blasted online for comments about the labor market and abortion he made Thursday on the floor of the Wisconsin state assembly.

“Labor force shortages are tied to population declines and labor force shortages are a limiting factor in economic growth, and limited economic growth poses a problem when government tries to pay for public services infrastructure,” Rep. Allen claimed. “In spite of this Mr. Speaker, ironically, the Democrats continue their effort to support the abortion industry.”

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Video of the speech was posted online by NARAL Pro-Choice America, which quickly resulted in a viral frenzy of criticism.

“I’ve been saying for YEARS that Republicans only care about abortion & birth control so they can get cheap labor,” Edan Clay tweeted. “Republican WI Rep. Scott Allen has no qualms about saying it on the floor.”

Numerous criticism mentioned The Handmaid’s Tale. “Handmaid’s Tale is not a guidebook,” Seamus Byrne protested. “Mandmaid’s Tale as public policy,” Pat Gunn suggested.

Some of the criticism was directed at the entire state of Wisconsin.

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“When did Wisconsin become such an alt-right, ignorant, bigoted swamp of a state?” Polly Andry asked (for a friend).

Still others said the speech was indicative of larger problems in society.

“Wonder why abuse, harassment, and gender inequality won’t go away,” Madelieine Morris asked. “Because people like this exist.”

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Watch the video of Rep. Scott Allen’s controversial floor speech:

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https://twitter.com/bertwilmom/status/926658904800370690

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Former Clinton lawyer scolds Trump’s White House counsel on impeachment: ‘we never considered’ behaving this way

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On Tuesday, Lanny Breuer, a special counsel who worked for President Bill Clinton's White House, wrote an open letter in the Washington Post to President Donald Trump's White House Counsel Pat Cipollone — telling him that, while he understands an impeachment is a horrible thing for an administration to go through, Clinton and his lawyers would never have behaved the way Trump is now.

"In 1998, we felt under siege," wrote Breuer. "We argued at the time, as you do in your letter, that Congress should provide additional procedural protections to the president ... For example, instead of conducting its own investigation, the committee relied almost exclusively on [independent counsel Ken] Starr’s report, which had serious flaws. The House took only three months to adopt articles of impeachment, and we had only two days to present our witnesses. The president’s personal lawyer, David Kendall, had only 30 minutes to question Starr. We felt this was deeply unfair and a derogation of the House’s constitutional duty to investigate thoroughly whether impeachment was warranted."

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White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’

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President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.

The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.

A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.

https://twitter.com/trish_regan/status/1184559361638748161

Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1184570895043571713

Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks

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Trump blasted for flinging ‘nasty’ insults at Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he suffered a White House ‘meltdown’

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President Donald Trump reportedly suffered a meltdown during a Wednesday meeting at the White House with congressional leaders.

Trump reportedly lectured and insulted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

"I would also say one other thing. He was insulting, particularly to the speaker," Schumer told reporters after the meeting ended because Trump was too "shaken."

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