Wisconsin Gov. Walker Tells “David Koch” He Won’t Budge By Jacob Wheeler | February 23, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Campaign Finance Subscribe to Campaign Finance Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has seen his Republican Senate majority cut from 5 votes to 1 vote. Yesterday morning, Ian Murphy, editor of the Buffalo Beast — an online newspaper founded by now Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi — posed over the telephone as David Koch and had a 20-minute phone conversation with Scott Walker, the upstart Republican Governor of Wisconsin who has come under fire for attempting to gut public-sector union workers’ rights. The Koch brothers were major funders of the Republican legislative victories in November, including Walker’s gubernatorial win in Wisconsin. Watch parts 1 and 2 of the videos below: During the call, Walker tells Koch that he and the state’s GOP leadership are exploring ways to bring the wayward Senate Democrats back home that includes stopping the direct deposit of their paychecks. Walker also says that he plans to threaten thousands of state workers with layoffs, and says, “this is our moment” to spread the union busting efforts to other states. The call ends with Murphy-as-Koch promising, “once you crush these bastards, I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.” “All right,” the Governor answers, “That would be outstanding.” In a statement, Walker spokesman Werwie said today, “Throughout this call the Governor maintained his appreciation for and commitment to civil discourse. The phone call shows that the governor says the same thing in private as he does in public and the lengths that others will go to disrupt the civil debate Wisconsin is having.” Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.