Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the United States Olympic Committee should be "ashamed of themselves" for allowing the 2012 U.S. olympians' uniforms to be made in China, according to a CBS News story.
The designer, Ralph Lauren, recently announced the uniforms will be made state-side from now on — starting with the 2014 winter olympics — following an uproar from the government. Reid even went as far to say that the Opening Ceremony Parade Uniforms and collection of village wear apparel should be burned.
"If they have to wear nothing but a singlet saying USA on it painted by hand, that’s what they should do," Reid said, according to a People.com story.
The Ralph Lauren company issued this statement after Congress and many Americans were outraged by the uniforms being manufactured out of the country:
“For more than 45 years Ralph Lauren has built a brand that embodies the best of American quality and design rooted in the rich heritage of our country. We are honored to continue our longstanding relationship with the United States Olympic Committee in the 2014 Olympic Games by serving as an Official Outfitter of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams. Ralph Lauren promises to lead the conversation within our industry and our government addressing the issue of increasing manufacturing in the United States and has committed to producing the Opening and Closing ceremony Team USA uniforms in the United States that will be worn for the 2014 Olympic Games.”
Patch wants to know: Are you outraged? Was this a bad decision? Are you glad future uniforms will be made in the United States?