Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling for the firing of the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board after emails show him joking to colleagues about how they “screwed up” the U.S. economy.
“Recently released emails from NLRB officials, including General Counsel Lafe Solomon, reveal a disturbing and cavalier attitude about job losses that are a direct result of NLRB policies,” Romney said in a statement released by his campaign.
Boeing and the NLRB have been embroiled in a lawsuit over locating some facilities in a non-unionized South Carolina plant instead of a unionized one in Washington State. Many Republicans have taken the side of Boeing. (SEE ALSO: Issa: ‘NLRB is acting as a rogue agency’)
“If President Obama is serious about getting America back to work ‘right now,’ he should start by immediately dismissing Mr. Solomon and sending a message throughout his Administration that our country’s jobs crisis isn’t a laughing matter,” Romney said.
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint appeared on Fox News and said he agreed with Romney, according to The Hill.
“I appreciate Mitt saying that,” DeMint said. “I do agree.”