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Eric Swalwell Hammers Elise Stefanik Over Baby Formula Shortage Issue — Boebert Jumps in to Humiliate Herself
Elise Stefanik is doing the MAGA policy thing. Their one and only policy is that the border is out of control and it’s all Biden’s fault because brown people are pouring into the United States and that’s already a crisis but now it’s worse because Biden is sending pallets of baby formula to the border to feed the babies that are being held.
Joe Biden continues to put America LAST by shipping pallets of baby formula to the southern border as American families face empty shelves.
This is unacceptable.
— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) May 13, 2022
The only reason for the federal government to send pallets of anything anywhere is to serve people that the government must care for, military, vets, prisoners, and immigrants being held. Is Stefanik proposing that the government hold these children and yet not feed them? Ignore the law and simply punt every one of them back to Mexico, even those with a right to be here? (Probably). Other Americans with freedom of movement can shop around.
The White House, House Dems, & usual pedo grifters are so out of touch with the American people that rather than present ANY PLAN or urgency to address the nationwide baby formula crisis, they double down on sending pallets of formula to the southern border. Joe Biden has NO PLAN
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) May 13, 2022
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Calling the entire Democratic party “pedo grifters” (always accuse the others of your problems) with no specificity makes one fear this country has no future at all. The shortage has been caused primarily by a recall, and we’d like to know what she proposes Biden do about that? Oh, and Biden met with the top company executives yesterday.
Well, Eric Swalwell wanted to point out that there are two choices here. Send baby formula or have babies starve and die on your watch. That is it, two choices.
So starve the babies? That’s what we’re going with. https://t.co/w8tDvRlNcg
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 13, 2022
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 13, 2022
And so, of course, Lauren Boebert got involved at a Junior high level. She ignored the actual issue – which at least Stefanik addressed, and went straight to digging up old, disproven, fake, scandals, because that’s what MAGAs – especially Boebert, do:
What are the odds Eric has some Chinese babies he wants pallets of formula sent to?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 13, 2022
The reference is to eight years ago now when Swalwell was running for reelection and a Chinese National named “Fang Fang” (shitty cover name), donated to Swalwell, and they dated for a brief period until the FBI notified Swalwell that she was a possible Chinese infiltrator. Unlike Trump and the rest of the MAGA crowd, Swalwell helped the FBI, obeyed their advice, and never saw her again. It was eight years ago, and the story has been debunked over and over, but that doesn’t matter at all to someone like Boebert.
“Pedos and grifters,” and “Chinese babies”… the adult conservatives, George Will, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, have all left the Republican party. Cheney and Romney are not considered Republicans anymore, they are simply “RINOS”, despite being as conservative as one can be.
Fred Wellman put it better than we could:
Let me tell you about the 3 D’s of GOP propaganda: Distract. Divide, Deceive.
1) Distract: Don’t help Ukraine! We have a baby formula crisis!
2) Divide: ‘They are giving it to illegals!’
3) Deceive: ‘This is another Biden failure!’
Rinse and repeat. It’s all a game.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) May 13, 2022
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle also pointed out an important fact:
The baby formula shortage reveals an amazing secret oligopoly:
– 3 American companies control over 90% of the mkt
– hugely restrictive regulations (thanks to big $ lobbying) prohibit foreign formulas
Name another industry/sector/product like this
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) May 13, 2022
So Republicans want the brown babies at the border to starve, so pro-life of them! And they expect Biden to just magically have more baby formula appear when it’s a private industry that caused the problem. In particular, Abbott Labs who had to shut down a factory because of contamination.
People on Twitter were disgusted:
Elise Stefanik has a birth announcement for her own child pinned to the top of her Twitter page while she's demanding that the White House deny baby formula to migrant children. That's why people are calling her #EliseStarvefanik.
— Mark Jacob (@MarkJacob16) May 13, 2022
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) May 13, 2022
Sadistic #EliseStarvefanik enjoys the thought of starving migrant babies. Republicans in Stefanik and Trump’s branch of the GOP — now the vast majority — relish it.
— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) May 13, 2022
To prove she's "pro-life"-#EliseStarvefanik wants to starve babies#EliseStarvefanik wants expectant mothers to die in childbirth rather than end ectopic pregnancy#EliseStarvefanik would rather women & children bleed to death than allow them to not carrying a rapist's baby
— Zelda 🇺🇸 🏴☠️ 🇺🇦 (@ZeldaShagnasty) May 13, 2022
— Laura (A-roara) 芳志, 💉😷🕊 (@LHBrauner) May 13, 2022
Jen Psaki's response to #EliseStarvefanik who wants to starve babies, "You know, what is the difference from the last administration? We believe that when babies, I should say, are crossing the border with a family member, providing them formula is the morally right thing to do." pic.twitter.com/TMylV7hTXI
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 13, 2022
Republicans are pro-life just as long as the baby isn’t poor, transgender, black, gay, hungry, brown, disabled, sick, non-Christian, or not born in America.
— LA Votes Blue in GA! #DemVoice1 🌊🌎💙 (@LALewman) May 13, 2022
GOP: All Lives Matter and abortion is murder!
Uhh ok, here are some immigrant children that need baby formula or they'll die
GOP: Not their lives#EliseStarvefanik
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) May 13, 2022
They wonder why we don't believe them when they say overturning Roe is about stopping the "killing of babies" — when they're literally advocating for killing babies.#EliseStarvefanik https://t.co/Mk7IpiNF5y
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) May 13, 2022