Rep. McClain Grills FDA Commissioner Califf On Handling Of Infant Formula Shortage

Shelves that would normally hold baby formula are nearly empty at a store in downtown Washington, DC, on May 22, 2022. (Photo by SAMUEL CORUM/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Frank Lara Risco
1:05 PM – Friday, April 12, 2024

Republican lawmakers have uncovered evidence showing the Biden administration knew about the 2022 infant formula shortage months before taking action to address the crisis.


At Thursday’s House Oversight Hearing, Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) said in an email to Robert Califf that the FDA director had warned the White House about a potential baby formula shortage as early as February. blamed the chief.

Even though multiple White House officials were aware of the possibility of a mass shortage, President Biden did not raise the issue publicly until May 2022, and officials say they acted immediately upon learning of the issue. insisted.

Mr. McClain questioned Mr. Califf about gaps in inaction, but did not receive a clear answer from Biden officials.

In a post on X, McClain claimed that the Biden administration’s inaction on the issue led to the infant’s death.

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