WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the baby formula shortage:
“The baby formula shortages hurting American families are outrageous and unacceptable.
“This problem has been developing in slow motion for several months now, but the Biden Administration has been characteristically sluggish and halting in response. The FDA knew about the initial recall. The Administration should have foreseen these supply shortages. But the Biden Administration has been too slow and passive about getting production back up and running. Both Republican and Democratic Senators have demanded answers from the Administration and gotten none.
“The same Biden Administration that overruled nonpartisan FDA scientists on vaccine policy cannot now hide behind the FDA and pretend they’re powerless. The President and his team must get ahold of the situation fast and do right by America’s moms, dads, and babies.”