Former Home Depot CEO Calls for “National Emergency” Declaration

Former Home Depot CEO Calls for

( – As cargo ships continue to line up outside of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Houston, and Savannah, vast amounts of containers clog up ports as there aren’t enough workers to move them. This delay is affecting retailers across the country, pushing many businesses to charter their own ships and make their own supply chains. But, one former CEO believes there’s a way to fix this problem.

On Wednesday, October 13, former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli spoke with Brian Kilmeade on “Fox & Friends” about the supply chain issues facing companies this holiday season. He suggested the situation be “declared a national emergency” so the nation’s military could solve the labor shortage currently facing US ports.

Nardelli emphasized that the US has the “capabilities” and “willpower” right now, but “somebody just has to make the decision to fix these problems.” Host Brian Kilmeade shared the segment on Twitter:

As port workers refuse to return to work for a myriad of reasons, this crisis, dubbed “Containergeddon” by Reuters, will probably only get worse if real-time solutions are not implemented. However, is it up to the federal government to interfere, or will private businesses figure out this mess quicker and more efficiently?

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