There might be hope for the country after all. ABC reported yesterday (Wednesday, July 11) that uniforms that will be worn by team USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games were made in China.
Both Democrats and Republicans denounced the U.S. Olympic Committees decision to dress team USA in uniforms made in China. Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs sparked the outrage.
"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., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference on taxes.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference that she's proud of the nation's Olympic athletes, but, "They should be wearing uniforms that are made in America."
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said simply of the USOC: "You'd think they'd know better."
Now if both sides could find common ground on all issues.