‘BIDEN AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER’: Stefanik Blasts Biden for Formula Failings, Demands Joe Stop Passing the Buck

House GOP Chairwoman Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) blasted President Biden a New York Post op-ed, accusing Joe of “ignor[ing] the warnings and my calls for action.”

From The New York Post…[excerpts below]

Families across America are still looking for baby formulaand finding bare shelves — at the end of May, the out-of-stock rate was 73%. As any parent will tell you, the fear of not being able to feed your baby is pure panic.

Instead of addressing this crisis months ago, President Joe Biden and his team ignored the warnings and my calls for action. Now America’s shortages resemble those of a Third World nation, with the administration desperately releasing a photo op of the military airlifting formula into the country. Yet supply remains dangerously limited. 

The truth is, the crisis should never have reached this point. We just learned a whistleblower warned the Biden teamabout an impending disaster in February 2021 — and the administration did nothing. After the Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Mich., facility shut down in February 2022, I wrote the Biden administration demanding action — and again it did nothing. When a reporter asked the White House press secretary last month who’s overseeing the crisis, she laughed.

It took House Republicans standing on the steps of the Capitol demanding action for Biden to act, and by that time, it was too little too late. 

Families deserve certainty, and no family in the greatest country in the world should have to scrounge for essential products for their babies. There’s no more time to waste. Pelosi must bring this legislation to the House floor, and Congress should pass it. Buck-passing time is long over. We need baby formula on shelves immediately.

Read the full op-ed over at The New York Post: