Beset by an alarming shortage of baby formula in recent weeks and months, American parents have begun expressing their rage at the Biden administration’s seeming inaction, and one Republican congresswoman has just shared damning photographic evidence of precisely which babies the White House appears to be prioritizing amid the crisis.
Florida Rep. Kat Cammack took to social media on Wednesday and posted images of plentiful supplies of baby formula at the Ursual Migrant Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, a stark contrast to the frighteningly empty shelves seen in states all across America in recent days.
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. pic.twitter.com/OO0V99njoy
— Kat Cammack (@Kat_Cammack) May 11, 2022
Juxtaposing the formula bounty she said was available at the border facility with the bare store shelves with which many new parents are frustratingly familiar, Cammack declared, “This is what America last looks like.”
As the New York Post noted, Cammack also posted a video to her Facebook page in which she explained that migrant children deserve food just as any other baby, but the fact that formula was being stockpiled for their benefit and little was being done to ease the supply crunch elsewhere was evidence of misplaced administration priorities.
“It’s not the children’s fault at all. But what is infuriating to me is that this is another example of the ‘America Last’ agenda the Biden administration continues to perpetuate,” Cammack stated.
According to Cammack, the images she posted came to her via a Border Patrol agent who has been on the job for three decades, and the congresswoman added that “[a]ll these processing facilities are receiving pallets of baby formula” and that she was advised that “three more pallets” were en route to the facility in question.
Amid growing outrage over the fact that American families are being forced to scramble for scares supplies of baby formula and pay exorbitant markups on products sold by third parties, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that use of the Defense Production Act as a means to solve the problem is indeed under consideration, according to Fox News.
Skeptics, however, wonder whether the administration is in fact prepared to act with real urgency, however, given Psaki’s staggeringly tone-deaf Thursday answer to the question of where parents should turn if unable to find the formula their babies need, namely, that they should “call their doctor or pediatrician.”