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The FDA shut down a major baby formula manufacturing plant in February due to lax safety protocols. The Biden administration subsequently invoked the Defense Production Act Wednesday – roughly three months after the shortage was triggered.
Shelves typically stocked with baby formula sit mostly empty at a store in San Antonio, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. ((AP Photo/Eric Gay))
“It was October – October, Harris,” McEnany said to her “Outnumbered” co-host, “when a hard-page 34-page document was sent from a whistleblower to the FDA warning about the baby formula crisis.”
McEnany said Biden “serially chooses” to ignore advisors and internal pollsters who warned America was not returning to normal. She slammed the president for failing to heed “wise advice” about increasing issues like immigration and inflation.
“Joe Biden was forced to change his schedule to get on the phone with formula manufacturers because House Republicans had a press conference on this,” Stefanik said. “Democrats have been asleep at the switch.”
Biden’s Wednesday invocation of the Defense Production Act came as part of the administration’s new “Operation Fly Formula” program in which the Pentagon was directed to use military contracts to ship in formula that meets U.S. health and safety standards from overseas.
“It’s what? Mid-May?” McEnany asked. “Well done, Mr. Late to the Party.”