Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican senator from South Carolina, criticized President Biden during the second Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night. He stated that the president should not be on the picket line in Detroit with striking autoworkers, but instead should visit the southern border to address the ongoing crisis.
“I’ll say this: Joe Biden should not be on the picket line,” Mr. Scott said. “He should be on the southern border, working to close our southern border.”
Scott expressed his concerns about the border, describing it as “unsafe, wide open and insecure.”
During the debate held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney asked Senator Scott if he would fire the striking autoworkers, considering he had praised President Reagan for firing air traffic controllers in the 1980s. Scott clarified that presidents do not have the authority to fire workers in the private sector and criticized the Biden administration for promising $86 billion to support underfunded union pensions.