Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler isn’t buying the GOP outrage over baby formula being sent to the border while Americans deal with empty shelves. While it seems pretty clear cut that this would anger most folks, Kessler says it’s “faux outrage.”
“This is a ridiculous faux outrage. The shortage of baby formula is a serious issue that the administration is seeking to address. But at the same time, the administration cannot be faulted for following the law and providing baby formula to undocumented immigrants,” Kessler wrote.
“Anyone who suggests this is the result of specific Biden policies, i.e., his ‘reckless, out-of-touch priorities,’ earns Four Pinocchios,” Kessler continued.
The fact-checker was responding to an image shared by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), showing a pallets of baby formula for migrants at the southern border next to an image of empty shelves in her neighborhood.
“The first photo is from this morning at the Ursula Processing Center at the U.S. border. Shelves and pallets packed with baby formula. The second is from a shelf right here at home. Formula is scarce. This is what America last looks like,” Cammack tweeted.
Analysts estimate that formula stock is currently 43% below its usual supply.