UNDATED (CBS) -- The highlight of the Olympics' opening ceremony begins with the parade of nations where each country's athletes march into the stadium bearing their flag, cloaked in uniforms emblematic of their country's heritage.
This year the American uniforms feature a beret and an oversized Ralph Lauren logo.
U.S. Senator Harry Reid says, "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 and put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.
It's not the French inspired headgear nor the bloated polo player that has Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid up in arms, it's the uniforms themselves, made in China.
Reid: We have people in the American textile industry who are desperate for jobs.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi says, "We take such pride in them, they work so hard, they represent the very best and they're so excellent, it's all so beautiful and they should be wearing uniforms that are made in America."
Outsourcing of jobs is one of the democrats signature issues of the 2012 campaign and to many, American athletes in Chinese uniforms feels like a bad fit.
Reid says, "I think what the Olympic committee has done is absolutely wrong."