Congressman Steve Womack released the following statement regarding Whirlpool’s decision to shut down its Fort Smith plant:
“I am disappointed with Whirlpool’s announcement, and my heart goes out to the employees and their families. Despite the news, I consider the Fort Smith region one of America’s most attractive areas for economic development. It is ideally situated with incredible infrastructure and a quality of life second to none in the country. With a qualified workforce and the supporting institutions, I am confident we’ll find another corporate partner who believes in Fort Smith and the enormous opportunities it offers.”
This after Womack hasn’t lifted a finger to create jobs in Congress and on the heels of him voting for free trade agreements that will send even more jobs packing. And all his constituents got was that lousy statement. If ever the pro-jobs bill, anti-free trade Democrat Ken Aden had an opening, this is it.