Barrett statement on Walker's "Divide & Conquer" comments

Published On: May 11 2012 09:49:34 AM CDT   Updated On: May 11 2012 09:49:12 AM CDT

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Tom Barrett issued the following statement on Scott Walker explaining his 'divide and conquer' approach to governing caught on camera in a conversation with a billionaire donor who gave him $500,000 in campaign contributions.

"Scott Walker has plunged our state into political turmoil with his 'divide and conquer' style of governing, and Wisconsin is tired of it. More alarming is how Walker says in public what he thinks the people want to hear, but then reveals his true colors to the conservative billionaires bankrolling his campaign. We cannot trust what Scott Walker says, and we can't fix Wisconsin and stop our massive job loss if we keep Scott Walker as governor."