REPORT: Florida Democrat Profits From Overseas Manufacturing

By NTK Staff | 11.02.2017 @1:00pm
REPORT: Florida Democrat Profits From Overseas Manufacturing

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) wants Florida voters to believe she’s fighting for them, but a new report from the Tampa Bay Times throws into question Murphy’s commitment to U.S. manufacturing. Murphy invented a type of softball pants that are manufactured by her husband’s company in China. “NuFit Knickers” are sold by a Maitland-based sports apparel […]

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) wants Florida voters to believe she’s fighting for them, but a new report from the Tampa Bay Times throws into question Murphy’s commitment to U.S. manufacturing.

Murphy invented a type of softball pants that are manufactured by her husband’s company in China.

“NuFit Knickers” are sold by a Maitland-based sports apparel company that is run by Murphy’s husband and makes other products, including baseball cleats, overseas.

But when the Times followed up with the company 3N2 to inquire about its manufacturing practices, questions pertaining to overseas production were ignored. Instead, a company spokesman glossed over the jobs the company shipped overseas.

Similarly, Murphy’s congressional office was not interested in addressing 3N2’s business practices and a spokesman for the congresswoman tried to distance Murphy from her husband’s company.

“As 3N2 is a private company, all questions regarding 3N2’s operations, including its production processes, should be directed to the company itself,” the staffer wrote in an email.

Murphy reported “in excess of $5,000” in company compensation in her 2016 financial disclosure, according to the Times.

Earlier this year, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) found himself in hot water after it was revealed his family’s company shipped jobs to Mexico.

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