Listen: At ALF-CIO Event, Democratic Senate Candidate Says “The Death of Scalia Saved Labor”

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Aug 10, 2016 10:50 AM
Listen: At ALF-CIO Event, Democratic Senate Candidate Says “The Death of Scalia Saved Labor”

New audio released by the NTK Network reveals Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland (D) all but applauding the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. At an ALF-CIO event this weekend in Cleveland, the Democratic senator told attendees that Scalia's absence on the court is a good thing for Big Labor.

“The death of Scalia saved labor,” he said.

At this point his audience applauded.

“And I don’t wish anyone ill,” he continued, “but it happened at a good time.”

At this point the audience laughed.

The progressive agenda they’ve championed, Strickland concluded, may still have a future now that there is an open spot on the court. Yet, all will be upended by a Donald Trump presidency, he warned.

Strickland has apologized for the remarks in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner.