WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. uniforms for the Olympics are American red, white and blue – but made in China. And that has congressional leaders outraged.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the U.S. Olympic Committee should be ashamed of itself. He suggested Thursday they toss the uniforms into a big pile and burn them. Then U.S. textile plants could make the navy blue blazers with the team patch, cream-colored skirts and navy berets with red and white stripes.READ MORE: 'I Just Think It's A Bad Dream': Parent Reacts After Pregnant Mother Of 4 Killed On Texas Highway
Reid says the industry is desperate for jobs.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she’s proud of the athletes, but they should be wearing uniforms that are made in America.READ MORE: Denton Police Mourning Passing Of Detective Rodney Mooneyham To COVID
The uniforms were designed by American Ralph Lauren. Nike has also created many of the competition uniforms.
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