Lawmakers were outraged Thursday, 7/12/2012, after an ABC
World News report revealed that the U.S. Olympic team's opening
ceremony outfits are made in China.
Some suggested making a bonfire with the
outfits, which include berets and and blazers. "I think
they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and
burn them and start all over again," Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid, D-Nev., said when asked by ABC News today, "If they
have to wear nothing but a symbol that says USA on it, painted
by hand, that is what they should wear."
The Congressional reaction on Capitol Hill
today extended to both houses and both parties.
"You'd think they know better," Speaker of
the House John Boehner, R-OH., said in response to a question
from ABC News today.
After a firestorm erupted when it was discovered that designer
Ralph Lauren's U.S. Opening Ceremony outfits were manufactured
in China, the clothing company announced the outfits for the
2014 Olympics in Sochi would be American-made.