'Y’all don’t give a damn': 192 'heartless' Republicans just voted against a bill to help ease the baby formula shortage
Republicans just voted against two bills to ease the baby formula shortage they have spent weeks falsely trying to pin on President Joe Biden.
In tweets and in floor speeches, Republicans have been attacking President Biden for the nationwide baby formula shortage caused by one manufacturer’s recall and closure of its plant for bacterial infection after two infants died. The shortage has been exacerbated by a trade agreement signed by then-President Donald Trump that makes it extremely difficult and expensive to import formula from other countries, and the fact that 90 percent of baby formula in the U.S. is manufactured by just four companies. Also, hoarding, and price-gouging.
Last week President Biden sat down with manufacturers and retailers to map out a plan to get more formula onto store shelves immediately and directed the Food and Drug Administration to help get the plant reopened. This week he went two steps further: he invoked the Defense Production Act to force manufacturers to produce more formula and produce it ahead of other products and created a program to use federal planes to import baby formula from other countries.
House Democrats last week also opened an investigation into the baby formula shortage.
On Wednesday the House voted on two emergency bills to further ease the shortage.
One example of Republicans falsely attacking President Biden and the left is House GOP Caucus chair Elise Stefanik‘s now-infamous tweet accusing Democrats of having “no plan” as she labeled them “pedo grifters.”
The White House, House Dems, & usual pedo grifters are so out of touch with the American people that rather than present ANY PLAN or urgency to address the nationwide baby formula crisis, they double down on sending pallets of formula to the southern border. Joe Biden has NO PLAN— Elise Stefanik (@Elise Stefanik) 1652467938
One bill would give FDA $28 million to add staff, work to help get more formula to consumers, and create a long-term strategy, including increased safety inspections so this cannot happen again. The second would dramatically increase supply from foreign sources to consumers using the federal Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.
192 House Republicans voted against giving FDA $28 million to help fix the crisis and ensure it does not happen again.
Nine House Republicans voted against making it easier for WIC customers to get access to baby formula.
Many Americans are becoming outraged as the news from last night’s votes is spreading online.
How heartless do you have to be to vote against thispic.twitter.com/uf8kk3vp5S— Aki Peritz (@Aki Peritz) 1652962157
Today's GOP are Monsters! GOP wants to FORCE women to have children but 192 Republicans voted against federal funding for baby formula. They literally don't care if babies die after birth from starvation as long as they control women by imposing their "religious beliefs" as law.— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1652956543
Thomas Massie just voted against funding baby formula.https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1524139434635153414\u00a0\u2026— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1652929284
Imagine being so \u201cpro-life\u201d that you are willing to vote against baby formula \u2026— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell) 1652928594
Why would anyone vote against a bill to ensure families can buy Baby formula?\n\nHere\u2019s the list of 9 members of Congress (all Republicans)who voted NO:\n\nMarjorie Taylor Greene\nMatt Gaetz\nLouie Gohmert\nLauren Boebert\nPaul Gosar\nThomas Massie \nAndy Biggs\nClay Higgins\nChip Roy.— Republicans against Trumpism (@Republicans against Trumpism) 1652930555
.@GOPChairwoman \n\nTODAY 192 House Republicans voted AGAINST funding to address the manufacturing shortage of baby formula.\n\nY\u2019all don\u2019t give a damn about actually HELPING people if they don\u2019t come with a campaign donation! #FraudFearFascismpic.twitter.com/hAQgX2wtbm— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair) 1652929865
There were two seperate bills voted on in the House today to help ease the baby formula shortage.\n\nThomas Massie voted against both of them.https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1524139434635153414\u00a0\u2026— What Biden Has Done \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@What Biden Has Done \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1652953972
When 192 Republicans vote against funding to fix the baby formula shortage, they are telling you they don\u2019t care about the health of babies or actual governance. But you already knew that if you\u2019ve been paying attention.— Steven Beschloss (@Steven Beschloss) 1652931250
Thomas Massie is the guy whose Christmas card was him with his wife and kids posing with guns in front of their Christmas tree. A week after posting this angry tweet, Massie voted against funding to address the baby formula shortage. Stop calling these folks pro-life.https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1524139434635153414\u00a0\u2026— Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth) 1652954534
192 Republicans voted against $28 million for baby formula. Their faux outrage was always just opportunistic performance to stir up the base !pic.twitter.com/Y9qq6ME8bH— Truth Seeker \ud83d\udd75\ufe0f\u200d\u2642\ufe0f (@Truth Seeker \ud83d\udd75\ufe0f\u200d\u2642\ufe0f) 1652962412
Wow. After Republicans spent every waking hour over the last week blaming Biden for no baby formula, only 12 Republicans voted YES on $28M for baby formula. \n\n192 Republicans voted NO.\n\nMaking babies starve is apparently \u201cpro life\u201d now. Horrific.pic.twitter.com/atR6kX1g8U— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1652925774
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