SC Senator and Republican presidential candidate, Tim Scott, thinks that United Auto Workers members (UAW) should be fired for going on strike, according to reports. According to an article published by Reason, Scott was asked in an interview with NBC News if he were president, would he "insert himself as president into talks between the UAW and the auto industry".
Scott, responded without hesitation saying, "I think Ronald Reagan gave us a great example when federal employees decided they were going to strike. He said, you strike, you're fired. Simple concept to me. To the extent that we can use that once again, absolutely". For those who are not familiar with what Scott said, Reagan once famously fired 11,000 unionized air traffic controllers after they went on strike in 1981.
The UAW has been on strike for several days against the three biggest automakers in Detroit - Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis. If the situation does not get rectified, it could cause a serious economic impact that would be felt all across the nation.