I don’t think anyone needs a reason to be sickened by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—Her own party can’t stand her, but she’s gone too far with this latest crisis.
American families are running low on options on how to keep their formula-fed infants from going hungry but the White House had no trouble reportedly sending pallets of free formula to illegals at the border. Paid for by the American working class, of course.
Florida Rep Elise Stefanik broke the story by sharing photos on Twitter that showed the stocked shelves of a border facility reportedly near the Texas-Mexico border along with a contrasting photo of the empty shelves at a US shop.
Stefanik also shared a Facebook live where she explained that this was party pf Biden’s ‘America last’ agenda. She shared as much on Twitter as well but when confronted, Pelosi didn’t deny Stefanik’s claim.
Instead, she called Stefanik’s whistleblowing ‘irresponsible’ as she dropped her usual word salad adding that ‘babies are crying’—No shit, Pelosi. That’s why Americans are angry.
George Stephanopoulos with ABC asked Psaki to respond to the Rep’s claim and here is how it went:
“As usual, her statement is totally irresponsible,” Pelosi responded. “Babies are crying. We need to get them food. And the president has — now what we’re doing this week in the Congress is, again, Bobby Scott, chair of the Education and Labor Committee, that’s the jurisdiction that will lower some of the regulations, et cetera, so that it’s easier to buy it.”
Pelosi did not directly dispute the accuracy of Stefanik’s remarks, but said that part of the issue was the “supply chain.”
Stefanik fired back on Twitter, writing: “As usual, your LEADERSHIP is totally irresponsible. Babies are crying. We need to get them food.”
STEPHANOPOULOS: So many families are also facing this baby formula shortage right now, dire shortage across the country. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Republican from here in New York, is laying this on President Biden and his shipping of pallets of baby formula to the southern border. She has a tweet right there where says “as American families face empty shelves, this is unacceptable.” Is that why we’re facing this shortage?
PELOSI: As usual, her statement is totally irresponsible. Babies are crying. We need to get them food. And the president has — now what we’re doing this week in the Congress is, again, Bobby Scott, chair of the Education and Labor Committee, that’s the jurisdiction that will lower some of the regulations, et cetera, so that it’s easier to buy it. Fifty percent of the — of WIC — 50 percent of the…
STEPHANOPOULOS: The Women, Infants, and Children program.
PELOSI: … WIC. And so loosening that. But in addition to that, Rosa DeLauro, who has been on this case for a while, she was the chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee of Appropriations when she — now she’s chair of the whole committee. But she has been working on this to have some funding so that we can immediately purchase, overseas — there are four countries, Chile, Mexico, Ireland and the Netherlands, that have supply that might be available to us. The president is quite correct. We must do something as quickly as possible, but as safely as possible, and use caution, for these babies. But we have to move quickly to do that. And part of this is, again, the supply chain issue.