WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Sunday he would not negotiate with Democratic legislators who left the state to block a vote on an anti-union bill.
Daniels said on "Fox News Sunday" that the Democrats' actions were holding up action on several important measures besides the right-to-work bill.
"If they come back, we will talk about what sort of changes or amendments they might want, but while they are subverting the democratic process, there is nothing to talk about," Daniels said.
The Republican governor, whose statements on fiscal responsibility have attracted the attention of conservative Washington pundits, said he stood by his earlier statements that the right-to-work bill could be dropped for the time being. But he also chided the fugitive Democrats for trying to thwart the will of the voters.
"It is one thing for the people in the private sector to express their point of view as our protesters did," Daniels said. "It is quite another for public servants accepting a public paycheck, having lost an election to a very clear agenda, to try to trash the process, run off to a different state and hide out."