Elise Stefanik Tells ‘Buck-Passing’ Biden to Do His Job: ‘America’s Shortages Resemble a Third World Nation’

Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has called out Democrat President Joe Biden over his administration’s “buck-passing” regarding America’s shortages.

As the American people battle soaring gas prices, food shortages, and a lack of baby formula, Stefanik warned that the United States under Biden is starting to look more like a “Third World nation.”

“Families across America are still looking for baby formula and finding bare shelves — at the end of May, the out-of-stock rate was 73%,” Stefanik writes in an op-ed for The New York Post.

“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 team about 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.

“Lame-duck Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have also passed the buck. Pelosi’s “solution” was to throw more money at the problem by giving the FDA $28 million in additional funding.

“But the FDA just two months ago received a $102 million budget hike, including an $11 million increase specifically for maternal and infant health and nutrition.

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“More money did nothing to solve the crisis and will only worsen skyrocketing inflation.”

“As a mother in Congress, I know firsthand the importance of providing our children essential nutrition,” the congresswoman continues.

“After my calls to action fell on the deaf ears of Biden’s Food and Drug Administration, my greatest fears were realized as I heard heartbreaking stories from parents and grandparents in my district unable to find what they needed to feed their babies.

“In response, House Republicans have come up with a legislative solution that will restore supply-chain operations, restock shelves and provide the necessary oversight and accountability to ensure this never happens again.

“The Babies Need Formula Now Act will put product back on shelves and provide oversight over the FDA to ensure the Biden administration is doing its job, acting quickly to maintain a healthy and safe supply of formula and not wasting resources.

“We must first increase supply.

“This legislation makes sure the FDA is using every flexibility to import safe baby formula from abroad.

“It also temporarily lifts restrictions to allow parents to order infant formula from countries whose safety standards are similar to the United States.”

As Slay News reported earlier, Stefanik’s colleague Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is also demanding answers about the Democrat president’s two trillion dollar American Rescue Plan.

During a recent Budget Committee meeting, Boebert slammed Biden’s plan as a “sham” and said it is “riddled with swampy deals.”

Boebert mocked Biden’s team for claiming the economy is in a good place before saying his $2T plan does not “include common-sense protection to mitigate fraud.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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