AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to Donald Trump choosing former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate:
Congratulations to Donald Trump on the second worst vice presidential pick in history.
Everything Donald Trump says shows he is desperate to be working people’s friend, but everything Donald Trump does proves he is our enemy. This decision proves that he does not stand with working families. Mike Pence might be the right choice for Donald Trump, but he’s the wrong choice for America.
We need leaders who will bring us together, not tear us apart. Mike Pence once again proves Donald Trump’s true priority of assaulting the rights of working people and helping corporate CEOs line their pockets.
In case you've forgotten how bad Pence is, check out a few of his anti-working people tweets:
Trade means jobs, but trade also means security. The time has come for all of us to urge the swift adoption of the Trans Pacific Partnership— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) September 8, 2014
Today's unanimous decision by @incourts upholding IN's right to work law is a victory for the freedom of every Hoosier in the workplace.— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) November 6, 2014
Tonight I'm calling on you to support HB 1019, the common construction wage repeal. Call your legislators, let them hear from you! #INLD15— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) March 11, 2015