A Republican senator from South Carolina has used the attempted attack on a airplane bound for Detroit as an excuse to voice opposition to unions. Sen. Jim DeMint told Fox News' Chris Wallace that unionization was a threat to airport security because collective bargaining prevents flexibility.
"We have to outthink the terrorists and when we formed the airport security system, we realized we could not use collective bargaining and unionization because of that need to be flexible. Yet, that appears to be the top priority now of the administration," DeMint said Sunday.
Tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) has said that he is willing to work with President Barack Obama to pass an extension for the Bush-era tax cuts.
DeMint suggested that he would only be winning to accept a deal where richest Americans are included.