Gingrich in S.C.: Boeing lawsuit proof of 'corrupting nature of big government'


"The facts are well known by everybody in South Carolina and are beginning to be known across America," he said.

Gingrich said the lawsuit would cause companies who are looking to invest in right-to-work states to look oversees.

"If the Obama administration’s hand-picked NLRB is successful in blocking the opening of the Boeing plant in South Carolina, it won’t just be South Carolina that suffers," he said. "Such a ruling would put tens of millions of future jobs in all 22 right-to-work states in jeopardy.  It would make it effectively impossible for U.S. companies to choose to open new facilities in right-to-work states if they are currently located in a state that allows forced unionization."  

Gingrich concluded by saying the lawsuit made it clear that "President Obama is stacking the deck against South Carolina and other right to work states at the behest of his union allies."

"This complaint is an explicit and devastating example of the Obama administration’s reckless and dangerous use of the power of big government to reward its political backers," he said.

Gingrich is one of several GOP presidential hopefuls who have picked up on criticizing the lawsuit, was has riled South Carolina Republicans, because South Carolina is an early 2012 primary state. 

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said it was as intrusive as to the federal healthcare law that is anathema to GOP activists, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty called it "preposterous" in a recent debate in South Carolina.

Pawlenty also penned an op-ed against it in the conservative National Review.