Washington (CNN) – With President Barack Obama en route to the same Detroit, Michigan event, Jim Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, referred to congressional Republicans by saying, "let's take these sons of bitches out."
"Everybody here has a vote," Hoffa said Monday. "If we go back and we keep the eye on the prize. Let's take these sons of bitches out and give America back to America where we belong."
The event was part of Obama's Labor Day plans to spend the day with "workers and their families as well as discuss his bipartisan efforts to create jobs and strengthen our economy," the White House said in a press release.
On Sunday, Hoffa called American companies that do not spend their capital in the United States unpatriotic.
"I think the president should challenge the patriotism of these American corporations that are sitting on the sidelines," Hoffa said on CNN's "State of the Union."
Hoffa has presided over the Teamsters' 1.4 million members since 1999.