Hoffa: 'Take out' congressional Republicans
September 5th, 2011
02:05 PM ET
11 years ago

Hoffa: 'Take out' congressional Republicans

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.

Filed under: Congress • Michigan • President Obama • Republicans
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Pditty

    Ahhh yes the peaceful exchange of idea we have all come to expect from the left...

    September 5, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Elaine

    While Jimmy Hoffa's language may have been a little strong, I agree with his premise.It is unpatriotic for corporations to see America hurting, and continue to sit on the sidelines, and do nothing, when many of them have made record profits.Much of the regulation that the Obama administration may seek to impose stems from their own reckless misbehavior.Mr Hoffa is also right about voting out congressmen_mainly Republicans_who have not only acted as agents for corporations, but have not done one thing to help the president create jobs, nor even put forth their own credible jobs proposals.

    September 5, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  3. diridi

    He said it openly, All America is saying this in hideout....that's the main difference....o.k, I say it too.....You know why, they are the ones messing this nation....o.k, Not Obama...sure...

    September 5, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. TGGOP

    Like father like son, so does that means he disappears after he has annoyed and harrassed enough people?

    September 5, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. Jimbob

    Classic Labor party movement, you can see them in European country's. Look what they have done for them. Wow, when will the labor union members (was in bricklayers local for 15 yrs) realize when money runs out it runs out for everyone. Most of my union bricklayer buddies have been out of work for 2 yrs.

    September 5, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Typical union approach to solving problems: Kill anyone who disagrees with you. There's a reason the number of people willing to be associated with these thugs is declining.

    September 5, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. LAL25

    Another union thug... just like his father. The Tea Party just needs to stay the course and ignore morons like Hoffa. They'll get a few minutes of media time and then disappear like Hoffa Sr.

    September 5, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. Tony T

    Time to take the union terrorists out for good.

    September 5, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. packerfan

    Yeah, here we go. Way to send out that great inspirational union mafia representation. That'll win you some respect every time. That's be like the Repubs sending out Larry Craig to represent traditional marriage, except Craig didn't have a family history of organized crime in his closet. C'mon, Dems, keep on talking about how sorry Repub candidates are whule sending people like this out front for you. talk about moronic.......................................

    September 5, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  10. harvey

    Totally blase, bland, ho-hum reportage. Which, given the threat uttered by Hoffa, makes this actually quite biased reporting. Not to mention the word-twisting lengths the reporter goes to to make it sound like Hoffa wasn't at Obama's rally – but rather a rally Obama just happened to be "enroute" to.

    Compare and contrast with the breathless, barking dog analysis a few posts later of a Palin rally speaker telling a joke in bad. Union thuggery, public ordered by the head of the Teamsters? Move along, move along, no story here!

    September 5, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. creole

    Yes!!!!! I'm ready...the repugs are out of here baby!!!!

    September 5, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. truthman

    Is the threat-making Hoffa really in the mob and can "take someone out" or just blowing smoke?

    September 5, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  13. Cali liberal

    Thats the kind of attitude americans need from there president right now. We ( american families ) are fighting for survival right now. No b.s.!!!!!!! Obama is weak. But we need to focus on reclaiming congres and gaining at least 12 more seats in the senate. Instead on donating money and vulunteer hours on a wolf in sheeps cloathing (obama) lets focus on these pro workers politicians.. 2012 could be the year of the people even if we loose obama!!!!!

    September 5, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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