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Friday, 13 July 2012 02:13

Sen. Bernie Sanders Calls US Olympic Uniforms Made in China "Disastrous" Decision

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SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT

WASHINGTON, July 12 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on reports that the uniforms to be worn by U.S. Olympic athletes during the opening ceremony for the summer games were made in China:

"The Olympics are a time when Americans take great pride in our nation's top athletes as they strive for gold. At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed, there is no reason why U.S. Olympic uniforms are not being manufactured in the U.S. This action on the part of the U.S. Olympic Committee is symbolic of a disastrous trade policy which has cost us millions of decent-paying jobs and must be changed."