Ohio lawmakers react to GM’s move out of Lordstown

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Ohio U.S Senator Sherrod Brown is in a war of words with President Trump. 

On Tuesday it was announced that General Motors was eliminating 1,400 Lordstown, Ohio. 

Later that night, President Trump tweeted “Ohio wasn’t properly represented by their Democratic senator, Senator Brown, because he didn’t get the point across.”

The Senator did not hold back with his response. 

“Here’s what I would say to the President, that I’ll put up my record fighting for American workers and fighting for the middle class against his any time,” Senator Brown said. “For 10, for longer, for 20 years, I’ve been fighting bad trade agreements while the President was proud, making his clothing line and his tableware line overseas, and then putting Trump’s name on it and helping foreign countries workers and doing nothing for American workers.”

Brown was just re-elected to his third six-year term in the United States Senate. 

He is considering a bid for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination so he can run against President Trump. 

Representative Bill Johnson of Ohio’s 6th District is also voicing his opinion on GM’s decision to move out of Lordstown. 

The Congressman appeared on the Fox Business Network on Wednesday.

As a former employee in the automotive industry, Congressman Johnson said he is disappointed by GM’s move. However, he sees an opportunity for another major car company to move in and take advantage of a strong workforce. 

“Someone is going to look at that facility and look at the work force in Lordstown, outside of Youngstown, and they are going to see the value in putting a product line in there,” Congressman Johnson continued. “That’s why I sent that letter, and you may already know about this Charles, that’s why I sent a letter to the major national and international automobile companies that make automobiles, telling them that hey, take a look at this site. If GM doesn’t want it, by golly we’ve got an opportunity to put somebody else in there that values the workforce that’s there.”
 
 

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