The $750 million Boeing final assembly plant in North Charleston is still under fire with the National Labor Relations Board. Sen. Lindsey Graham was on CNN Sunday sticking to his guns–
Bill Daily, the president’s chief of staff, was on the board of Boeing at the time they made the decision to locate to South Carolina. For the complaint to be legitimate you would have to assume the president’s chief of staff engaged in retaliatory behavior against a union.
In its complaint against Boeing, the NLRB claims the airplane maker came to South Carolina knowing it was an anti-union state, while its current production is based in labor-friendly Washington state.
Graham says one of his primary questions is: Did the president actually select an anti-union chief of staff? Graham’s answer–
The board at Boeing voted unanimously to locate the new assembly plant in South Carolina. You’ll never convince me that the chief of staff of the president of the United States, when he voted to come to South Carolina, did anything other than what was good and legal business for Boeing.
The NLRB is an independent agency, currently holding a majority of Democratic appointees.