Senate Majority Leader: U.S. Olympic Team Outfits Made in China Should Be Burned
Should United States Olympic athletes be outfitted in uniforms made in China?
When Team U.S.A. walks into London's 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Friday, July 27, they'll be dressed in an outfit made entirely in China, reports ABC World News.
The news agency took a closer look at the outfit — created by famous American designer Ralph Lauren — during their "Made in America" segment recently and found every piece was manufactured in China. In response, Congressional leaders in both houses and both parties expressed outrage at the news.
ABC News reported Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. said that the U.S. Olympic Committee should be "ashamed of themselves."
"I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them," an outraged Reid added according to a Fox Business News report.
Similarly, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH. said of the USOC, "You’d think they know better."
Several leaders have already called upon the U.S. Olympic Committee to ensure all future U.S. team’s uniforms be made in America. Others have asked they scrap current uniforms and have them remade by an American manufacturer over the next two weeks.
Should Team U.S.A. wear uniforms made in China? Should they be remade in America in time for this Olympics? And what about those berets? Let us know in the comments.