“I don’t know what your beef is with the unions, but unions are what created the middle class and we recognized that here in Wisconsin for the last hundred years,” he said on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.”
Larson added that any politician who targets unions will pay a political cost as Walker has.
“The fact that he’s making this a partisan issue is a big mistake and a big mistake for anybody that makes it a partisan issue,” he said. “Unions are what created the middle class and middle class is what’s made America strong, so the fact that he continues to try and go after them with such fervor, it’s only backfiring. He’s the only governor in the country with the recall election, last time I checked.”
U.S. Representative Sean Duffy, R-Wis., took the opposite tack.
“Scott Walker is fixing the problems in Wisconsin, and I think this is a message to every legislator in every state, here in Washington, every governor, every mayor, to say, ‘Listen, fix the problems of your community, and your voters will reward you,’” he said. “I think the private sector is sick of paying for benefits that the public sector gets and they don’t get, the private sector doesn’t.”
Duffy argued that Walker wins in job creation, claiming the Republican governor has created 35,000 jobs.