President Joe Biden and his White House have dropped the proverbial ball on almost every issue they’ve ever dealt with, but the U.S. baby formula shortage is going to leave a mark, and the White House is already sending out its pawns to provide excuses to the press as to why Democrats let this happen on their watch.
According to Breitbart, House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) appeared recently on CNN and was asked whether or not the Biden-led U.S. government could have done something to stave off a shortage of critical formulas for infants, only to say “the White House has come out with solutions,” and, “we are reacting now.”
Even CNN hacks were digging in, wondering if more could have been done prior to the extreme shortage that has left babies in the richest and most powerful nation on earth starving to death.
“Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that the White House has basically been asleep at the switch on this. Could they have engaged sooner?” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked the congresswoman.
“Well, the White House has come out with solutions. They’re working now to import. They’re doing all kinds of things. Congress is responding. There will be a hearing, not in my committee, but in another committee next week,” Rep. Maloney said.
She added: “We have asked for a briefing by the end of the month. Our briefing will come from the private sector. I invite the Republicans to join us in trying to solve the problem. They can write their own letters. They can write their own — have their own investigations or join in ours, as we seek to get the product on the shelves for the families.”
Shockingly, Camerota pressed the congresswoman on the fact that the Abbott recall of baby formula happened in February and asked again if the U.S. government might have been able to take action much sooner.
Maloney responded: “Well, we are reacting now. We are reacting swiftly. The White House is totally engaged. The agencies are engaged. We’re working to find a solution, and we invite the Republicans to join us in trying to find a solution.”
Other lawmakers, such as New York’s Rep. Elise Stefanik (R), have accused Biden’s White House of being fully aware of the developing emergency formula situation for months and failing to take action sooner.