- Rep. Elise Stefanik said it was “unacceptable” to give formula to migrants during a tribal period.
- “Biden continues to make America last,” said Stefanick, a Republican top supporter of the House of Representatives and Trump’s favorite.
- Democrats Eric Swalwell and Ruben Gallego have accused her of not wanting to feed babies.
Democrats have accused Congressman Elise Stefanik of not wanting to feed babies in response to comments about infant formula in immigration detention facilities.
#3 Stephanie said, “As American families face empty shelves, Joe Biden continues to make America last by shipping pallets of milk powder to the southern border. This is unacceptable. American mothers and babies are # You shouldn’t suffer because of BidenBorderCrisis.” Republican in the House of Representatives and former President Donald Trump’s favorite Twitter on friday.
New York’s tweets A wave of Republican outrage over claims that pallets of infant formula are being sent to detention facilities while the United States faces supply chain problems and nationwide shortages due to product recalls.
Some Democrats jumped into Stephanick’s remarks.
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego Tweet Instead, ask her what she suggested. “Are we going to starve these babies to death? Parents are locked up and can’t go buy alternatives. So are you deliberately asking the government to starve their children?”
California Congressman Eric Swalwell Tweet From Stephanic: “If you’re in Congress and offer to kill a starving baby, you deserve your name trend. #EliseStarvefanik.”
A spokesperson for Stefanik did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The milk shortage in the US started months ago, but got worse in April. By the end of this month, 40% of infant formula products nationwide were out of stock, and more than 50% in some states.
The White House announced plans to address the shortage on Thursday.
It’s unclear when or how long the infant formula was sent to immigration facilities, but Republicans are starting to raise concerns after Congresswoman Kat Cammack said “pallets of formula” had been shipped to detention facilities at the border.
In a statement provided to insiders on Thursday, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said: The basic requirements met are consistent with this administration’s commitment to ensure safe, orderly and humane processes at the border.”