Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing Trump again vetoes resolution blocking national emergency for border wall Trump invites congressional leaders to meeting on Turkey MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he disagreed with Nike's decision to scrap a shoe for July Fourth that featured a Revolutionary War-era flag designed by Betsy Ross.

"If we’re in a political environment where the American flag has become controversial to Americans, I think we've got a problem," McConnell told reporters during a trip to a Lexington, Ky., hemp farm, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.

"I hope Nike either releases these shoes or some other shoe maker picks up the flag, puts it on a pair of shoes and starts selling it. I’ll make the first order," he added.

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Nike was blasted this week for reportedly nixing plans to release a sneaker featuring the early American flag to celebrate Independence Day after former NFL player Colin Kaepernick told the brand the image was associated with an era of slavery.

The shoe company has defended its decision, saying it “regularly” withdraws “initiatives, products and services.”

"NIKE made the decision to halt distribution of the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July based on concerns that it could unintentionally offend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday," Nike said in a statement to The Hill earlier Tuesday.

Nike has faced backlash for the decision from Republican lawmakers and organizations over the canceled shoe design.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) announced that he would ask the state government to pull financial incentives for the company. Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump grapples with Turkey controversy This week: Congress returns to chaotic Washington The Hill's Morning Report - Lawmakers return to work as Dem candidates set to debate MORE (R-Texas) also tweeted that he would no longer buy Nike products.