Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback and Congressman Todd Tiahrt held a news conference at Boeing to discuss the tanker decision Friday morning.
The delegates praised the workers at Boeing for their hard work. They also talked about Boeing's 767, which, if Boeing gets its way, would be converted to the KC-X for the US Air Force.
They spoke to a crowd of about 200 boeing employees about why the GAO accepted the tanker protest.
All of the lawmakers said they felt the Boeing tanker is the best plane and the US shouldn't rely on other countries for defense.
The Air Force has 60 days to respond to the GAO decision. They can either ignore it, put the contract back out for bidding, or award the contract to Boeing outright.