During a Monday campaign event, Tim Scott recalled a time when Ronald Reagan fired striking federal workers back in the 1980s.
The United Auto Workers of America recently announced a strike. The group is targeting three of the largest car manufacturers, Ford, GM, and Stellantis. As is normally the case, Democratic lawmakers are siding with the unions and Conservatives are siding with the wealthy manufacturers.
While campaigning in Iowa on Monday, Scott was asked for his thoughts on the current situation with the UAW. He responded, "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."
The difference in the two situations was that Reagan had fired air traffic controllers who were federal employees. Scott would not be able to punish the striking UAW workers in the same way.
You can watch a clip of Scott's comments below: