Republicans and Democrats alike are outraged that the U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to dress the U.S. team in outfits made in China for the opening ceremonies.
“I am so upset. I think the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. I think they should be embarrassed. 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.
“They should be wearing uniforms that are made in America,” said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
For perhaps the first time in recorded history, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, agreed with both of them.
Of USOC’s decision, he said, “You’d think they’d know better.”
USOC defended the choice of designer Ralph Lauren for the clothing at the London Games, which begin later this month.
“Unlike most Olympic teams around the world, the U.S. Olympic Team is privately funded and we’re grateful for the support of our sponsors,” USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. “We’re proud of our partnership with Ralph Lauren, an iconic American company, and excited to watch America’s finest athletes compete at the upcoming Games in London.”
Ralph Lauren refused to comment, but you can. Just keep your punches above the belt.