Joe Biden Makes Pathetic Attempt to Spin the Baby Formula Crisis He Created – Opinion

In 43 US states, 40 percent are experiencing a shortage of baby formula. In practice, that means what’s on the shelves is selling out almost immediately, leaving thousands of parents unable to get what they need.

That’s left the Biden administration scrambling, invoking the Defense Production Act and ordering the military to fly in baby formula from Europe. Now, the White House is looking to claim credit for what little difference those things might make, and it’s a pathetic showing.

Here’s how this doesn’t work. You don’t get to turn everything into a disaster and then act like an innocent bystander saving the day when you do the bare minimum to try to bring some relief. This is similar to how the Administration bragging about their Afghanistan evacuation while 13 Americans were killed, many more were left behind, as well as untold numbers Afghans still suffering.

As I said, it’s absolutely pathetic, and it bears repeating exactly how we got here. There were many factors that led to the current supply chain crisis. Not least was the fact that the White House failed to act on warnings it had received in October 2021. Instead of acting to remove regulations that prohibit the import of baby formula from Europe, and other countries, the president ignored this issue. Many months later, he would claim he’s not a “mind reader” when asked why his administration sat on its hands.

Yet, what truly sent things into a spiral was an FDA recall at the Abbott plant in Michigan, which produces a large amount of the nation’s baby formula. Even after clear evidence that none of the infants had been harmed by the formula sent from the plant, the FDA continued its slow pace and refused to recertify it. That led to a massive shortage across the country that Biden is now trying to “fix” today by spending more taxpayer money, which in turn creates more inflation.

Joe Biden is the President on tariffs. Some have attempted to put blame on Donald Trump. He was the one to have the power to raise them to ensure that there is enough supply to meet the entire crisis. That he still hasn’t is completely on him, no matter how much the left tries to point fingers at the former president.

In short, the idea that this invalid of a president gets to take credit for anything that’s happening now in regards to the baby formula shortage is insulting to everyone’s intelligence. He is responsible for this. He’s not really fixing it now, and even if he were, no one gets to claim victory over something they screwed up. That’s not how any of this works, and the guy who has been in office a year and a half is not an innocent bystander.

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