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AFL-CIO President: Scott Walker Is A 'Disgrace'

| by Sean Kelly
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka didn’t hesitate to speak his mind on Sept. 21 when speaking of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's decision to drop out of the GOP 2016 presidential race.

“Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national,” Trumka said in a statement after news broke that Walker would be announcing the suspension of his campaign, The Hill reports.

Walker garnered criticism from the AFL-CIO, a federation of labor organizations, last week after he unveiled a labor plan that would eliminate public-sector unions as well as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Trumka responded to Walker’s unveiling by calling him a “one trick pony” who is “attacking working people again."

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Trumka’s response to Walker’s campaign suspension was a reiteration of remarks he made when the governor entered the presidential race in July.

“Scott Walker is a national disgrace,” he said in a similarly brief statement at the time.

Sources: The Hill, Bloomberg

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