US Presidents Made In China
Senator launches campaigns against Smithsonian presidential souvenirs made overseas.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is upset that statues of U.S. Presidents and founding fathers sold in the Smithsonian gift shop are made in China.
Senator Sanders has written the Smithsonian urging it to find an American manufacturer for historical souvenirs.
"If a museum owned by the people of America, a museum which talks about our own history, cannot have products in the states manufactured by American workers we've got some very, very serious problems," Sanders says.
In response to the Senator's letter, the Smithsonian issued a statement:
"While the Smithsonian makes every attempt to buy American products whenever possible, some of the items offered are exclusively manufactured overseas."
According to the statement the museum features options for visitors looking to purchase only American made products, but whether statues of U.S. Presidents will eventually be among those remans to be seen.