Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) holds a patent for women’s softball pants that her husband’s company manufactures in China.
The revelations, which have been explored before in local news but never in a national political context, come as the Democrat Party battles a rising image of tone deafness with American workers and the perception of the party’s increased coziness with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They also come amid rising concerns that American sports have waded too far into domestic political skirmishes while not being critical at all of serious human rights abuses by Beijing.
Representatives for Murphy, who represents the battleground 7th congressional district in Florida, have not replied to a request for comment or an interview with the congresswoman about her husband’s company manufacturing softball apparel she helped develop per the U.S. patent in China. But this story could prove critical as Democrats and Republicans alike closely