GOP Nominee In Gabby Giffords’ Seat: ‘They’re Awful, That’s What I Think Of Labor Unions’

Jesse Kelly, the Republican nominee in Arizona’s 8th congressional district, minced no words when discussing his distaste for unions in a video just released on YouTube. “They’re awful!” Kelly declared in a video from May 2011. “They are terrible.” Kelly is seeking to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who resigned her seat in January after being shot in the head last year. The special election will be held on June 12.

QUESTIONER: What do you think of labor unions?

KELLY: They’re awful. That’s what I think of labor unions. They are terrible! The problem is not necessarily the labor union, it’s the government taking sides with the labor union.