House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued members of Congress who attended President Joe Biden’s address on Wednesday night masks that were made in China, according to Republican Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), who posted pictures of the mask on his social media pages.
“I found it more than interesting that I was issued a mask by Pelosi’s House upon arrival which is MADE IN CHINA,” Nehls tweeted. “I opted for my American made Texas flag mask instead.”
The masks go against what Biden said in his speech: “American tax dollars are going to be used to buy American products, made in America to create American jobs. That is the way that it is supposed to be and it will be in this administration.”
Additionally, in March, Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) implored companies and organizations given money by the goverment to buy PPE made in America.
“Support that market that we’re trying to create here in the U.S.,” he said. “There are companies all over the U.S. that are trying to provide product for the protection of U.S. citizens, but that can’t happen if we continue to buy product from China.”
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