As American families face a national shortage of baby formula, news broke that migrant detention centers on the border had pallets full of formula hidden away in reserve. Pictures of the baby formula were released by an anonymous whistle blower and brought to light by Rep. Kat Cammack.
Folks on Twitter were quick to point out that most of the product pictured was apple sauce.
Cammack's office released several more photos from the anonymous border agent, and to me it looks like it's Nido powdered milk drink and not baby formula.
However, according to the New York Post, Brandon Judd, the president of the union that represents Border Patrol, confirmed that the Border Patrol resources are well stocked with infant formula. He said,
If [the Biden] Administration was not encouraging vulnerable women and children to put themselves in the hands of dangerous cartels, by incentivizing illegal immigration through the catch and release program, then the formula that is currently overstocked at the border patrol facilities could go on the shelves, I am certainly not saying we should not care for those in our custody. We should.
Texas governor Greg Abbott released a joint statement with the National Border Patrol Council condemning the Biden administration regarding the baby formula stores:
Children are our most vulnerable, precious Texans and deserve to be put first. Yet, President Biden has turned a blind eye to parents across America who are facing the nightmare of a nationwide baby formula shortage. While mothers and fathers stare at empty grocery store shelves in a panic, the Biden Administration is happy to provide baby formula to illegal immigrants coming across our southern border. This is yet another one in a long line of reckless, out-of-touch priorities from the Biden Administration when it comes to securing our border and protecting Americans. Our children deserve a president who puts their needs and survival first – not one who gives critical supplies to illegal immigrants before the very people he took an oath to serve.
The Biden administration has been quiet about the whole affair, though I'm positive that they will say something along the lines of "Why do you want immigrant babies to starve?"
Jen Psaki, speaking at her final press conference, defended sending the infant formula to the border as "the morally right thing to do."
The Flores agreement—which Psaki said "has been followed by every administration" since it was enacted in 1997 following a lawsuit—requires children in federal custody to be provided access to adequate food, water and medical assistance, among other things.
"I would also note that we also think it's morally the right thing to do," she added. "This is a difference from the last administration. It is the law, but we believe that when children and babies...are crossing the border with a family member, that providing them formula is morally right, and so we certainly support the implementation of it."
Biden's FDA caused the baby formula shortage to begin with, having quietly closed down the nation's largest producer months ago.
I'm sure we'll hear a lot more about the situation at the border when Congress gets around to talking about the baby formula crisis in a couple of weeks.
I've said it before, and I imagine I'll get many more opportunities in the coming you years, the motto of this administration seems to be that you can't build back better until you've torn it all down first.
Heaven help us, we still have more than two years to go.
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