GOP Presidential candidate John Huntsman was in North Charleston over the weekend. On Sunday, the former Utah Governor spoke at the town hall meeting at the historic Charlestowne Landing landmark. Huntsman told attendees why he is running–
“Because I love this country. Because I believe that handing it down to the next generation, less strong, less stable, and saddled with debt is totally unacceptable,” says Huntsman.
While there, Huntsman hit home on a major topic to South Carolina–the fight between the International Association of Machinists Union and Boeing on whether to keep Boeing in South Carolina. The IAM and National Labor Relations Board says Boeing violated federal law by expanding in right-to-work South Carolina, when Boeing’s home state of Washington is unionized. Huntsman puts some of the blame on the Commander-in-Chief–a position he desires.
“I think it’s absolutely a shame that the president hasn’t told the labor board to stand down on something as critically important to South Carolina as job creation,” says Huntsman.
Sunday’s town hall meeting was hosted by 1st District Congressman Tim Scott.
Huntsman spoke with ABC News 4 in Charleston.