Walker vows: We'll pass the bill by the end of the week

Hundreds of protesters continue to occupy the capitol, and 14 Democratic state senators remain roosted in Illinois, stalling consideration of his budget-repair bill. But Gov. Scott Walker, a first-term Republican, tells National Review Online that he will not blink. “By the end of this week, we will have a bill passed,” he pledges…

“We are looking at legal options to compel the senators to come back,” Walker says. “They have no endgame. They don’t know what they are doing. They got caught up in the hysteria and decided to run, but that’s not how this works. You have got to be in the arena.”…

Walker tells NRO that Obama should butt out. “The president of the United States should worry more about balancing the federal budget, which he certainly isn’t doing right now,” he says. “Whether it’s him, or these national political leaders busing people in, we are not going to be intimidated by people from outside the state of Wisconsin.”