South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley blasted President Obama and the National Labor Relations Board today. She called on President Obama to address the NLRB’s unprecedented lawsuit against Boeing during his jobs speech on Sept. 8. The South Carolina governor made the comments during a conference call with bloggers and journalists this morning.
Citing the fact that at least 1,000 jobs and the future of American aircraft manufacturing hang in the balance with the NLRB’s lawsuit against Boeing, Haley called the president’s silence on the issue “cowardly” and “unacceptable.” Haley also cited the fact that the current White House chief of staff and Commerce secretary both served on Boeing’s board at the time the South Carolina plant was approved, and demanded that he speak up and go on the record whether he agrees with the NLRB’s actions or not.
Gov. Haley said she will be the poster child for the right-to-work states as they face off against Big Labor and the Obama administration, and said that Obama is “carrying the unions’ water” in his actions, including the NLRB case. Calling the NLRB a “rogue agency that is doing the most un-American thing imaginable to an American company,” Haley repeatedly called out the NLRB for its refusal to even respond to Congressional inquiries about the Boeing case.
President Obama is now set to deliver his jobs speech on Thursday, Sept. 8, to a joint session of Congress.
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