As the country deals with a nationwide supply shortage of baby formula, one Republican lawmaker is making the claim that illegal immigrants being detained by members of the border patrol are being given a higher priority than American citizens.
Republican Rep. Kat Cammack (FL) posted a series of videos on social media platforms as she claimed that the administration of Old Uncle Joe is buying and shipping “pallets” of baby formula out to border facilities.
“They are sending pallets, pallets of baby formula to the border,” Cammack stated in many online posts put forth on Wednesday. “Meanwhile, in our own district at home, we cannot find baby formula,” she added, putting on display a picture that showed barren store shelves.
Cammack went on to state that a border agent had been supplying her pictures of the multiple shipments of baby formula. “They’re receiving pallets and more pallets of baby formula at the border,” she continued. “This was taken at Ursula processing facility [in McAllen, Texas] where thousands are being housed and processed and then released,” she stated.
She also said in one post that the border agent told her, “‘Kat, you would not believe the shipment I just brought in.’ He has been a border patrol agent for 30 years and he has never seen anything quite like this. He is a grandfather and he is saying that his own children can’t get baby formula.”
“I don’t know about you, but if I am a mother, anywhere, anytime in America, and I go to my local Walmart or Target or Publix or Safeway or Kroger or wherever it may be that you shop and you are seeing bare shelves and you are seeing signs that you are not able to get baby formula. And then you see the American government sending by the pallet thousands and thousands of containers of baby formula to the border, that would make my blood boil,” she claimed.
“I am so angry about this,” she went on. “It is not the children’s fault at all. But what is infuriating to me is that this is another example of the America last agenda that the Biden administration continues to perpetuate.”
This shortage of baby formula has caused quite a few parents to be forced to dirve hours on end in often futile searches, and the overall issue only seems like it could get worse.
“The problem, rooted in the tight supply chain, is exacerbated by a production halt at an Abbott Nutrition facility in Michigan,” read a report from CNN. “Abbott is seeking to restart the plant after it recalled three popular brands of powdered infant formula in February following reports four infants who ate formula manufactured at the facility got sick with rare infections caused by Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria and died.”