China-made US Olympic uniforms spark outrage in Congress
Members of Congress went bananas on Thursday when they discovered the uniforms America's Olympic hopefuls will sport at the games were manufactured overseas, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demanding that the Olympic committee 'burn them and start all over again.'
But the spotlight is now on the government after The Washington Free Beacon revealed that the uniforms' designer, Ralph Lauren, is a prominent contributor to President Obama and the Democratic Party, the Daily Mail reported.
The British newspaper said that Lauren has donated $7,300 to Obama since 2008, and more than $35,000 to the Democratic National Committee.
The links were uncovered after President Obama’s own ties to outsourcing have come under scrutiny of late, namely his green energy loan program, which awarded billions of dollars to foreign-owned companies and firms that manufacture their products overseas.
It is unclear whether the DNC will be returning Lauren’s donation, the paper said.