Legislators have a right to be upset about the uniforms to be worn by athletes from the United States during the Olympics.
Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue -- but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming.-- (Somerset) Daily American
Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday about the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs.
"At a time when so many Americans are still searching for work, it is offensive that the USOC would not support our workers and their families by manufacturing the uniform here," wrote U.S. Rep. Mark Critz of D-12, and other lawmakers to U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Chairman Lawrence Probst. "The mission of the USOC is to 'preserve the Olympic ideals and inspire all Americans.' These ideals were violated when the manufacture of the Team USA uniform was outsourced."
Team USA should be American made right down to their uniforms. A change should be made to make sure a similar lapse of judgment doesn't happen again.