Walker Controversy Caught On Tape
A video has Governor Walker on record talking about his union strategy, and it's causing a political uproar. Video by nbc26.comvideo
It's the clip creating a political uproar. Governor Walker talking budget strategy with top campaign donor Diane Hendricks.
DONOR: "Any chance we'll ever get to be a completely red state and work on these unions?"
GOVERNOR: "Oh, yeah."
DONOR: "..and become a Right to Work (State)? What can we do to help you?"
GOVERNOR: "Well, we're gonna start in a couple of weeks with our Budget Adjustment Bill. The first step is we're gonna do it with collective bargaining for all public employee unions because you divide and conquer."
This excerpt is from a soon-to-be released documentary.
"I really did not have any idea that particular scene would have this kind of impact at this time," filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein said.
Lichtenstein caught the moment on camera--as part of a documentary surrounding economic troubles in Janesville.
He started work three years ago, well before capitol chaos.
"It's actually frustrating to have a whole 90 minute film and a 10 minute trailer, completely characterized by 28 seconds," Lichtenstein said.
He worked on democratic campaigns and in the past donated money to Tom Barrett.
"I think it's really important to look at the whole picture. I've been working in documentaries for 20 years," Lichtenstein said.
But this one has everyone talking--ahead of a historic recall.