Mitt Romney declined to weigh in to ABC News Friday night on the controversy over where U.S. Olympics team uniforms were made. Congressional leaders on both sides have expressed outrage that the uniforms are made in China, but Romney -- the head of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City -- declined to state an opinion about the uniforms.
From the ABC transcript:
KARL: We broke a story here at ABC about the Olympic team uniforms being made in China. Few people have closer connections to the Olympics than you, in fact your wife Ann even has a horse in this Olympics. What do you think? should those uniforms be made in the USA?
ROMNEY: You know, I'm not going to weigh in on that. I'm sure the Olympic committee has sponsorship agreements and such that are involved in something of this nature. The Olympic games are about the athletes and we're going to watch the athelete perform and these other matters are extraneous I think to the heart of the matter which is how well will our athletes do? How much can we support them and their effort to bring home the gold.
KARL:Well what about the team riding ann's horse? Would you encourage them to be wearing made in the USA uniforms?
ROMNEY: I'm not going to get into the uniform issue. There are big issues associated with the Olympics: the security of the games, the readiness of our atheltes and that's what I'm going to focus on, hopefully when I get to cheer on the people who are going to be supporting and representing our country.