Democrats Scrambling to Clean Up Baby Formula Crisis that they Ignored

Minneapolis, MN – As Gov. Walz’s administration hosts a roundtable on the ongoing baby formula shortage facing families across Minnesota and the United States, the Republican Party of Minnesota released the following statement: 

“The Biden Administration has known about the formula shortage since last year. Yet for months they did nothing. Gov. Walz’s lockdown policies only served to worsen supply chain shortages. Now that the shortage has reached crisis level, Democrats like Gov. Walz are scrambling to clean up this crisis that they ignored for months. Minnesota families need results so they can feed their babies.” – Republican Party of Minnesota Executive Director Mike Lonergan 

News Background

A nationwide baby formula shortage has been worsening for months
“For months stores nationwide have been struggling to stock enough baby formula.” (CNN, The baby formula supply problem is getting worse, 5/11/22)

The problem isn’t just facing other states – it has hit Minnesota hard as well
“The baby formula shortage has forced parents across the U.S. to come up with different ways to get their hands on some formula.” (KEYC-TV, Southern Minnesota families navigate baby formula shortage, 5/17/22) 

President Biden’s Administration has known about the crisis since last year
“From everything I’ve known, the FDA has kept me apprised of this from last year…We have been moving as quickly as we can.” – U.S. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra (Daily Wire, Top Biden Official Claims Administration Knew About Baby Formula Shortage Last Year, 5/16/22) 

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