Only a handful of House Republicans voted for legislation that would alleviate the baby formula shortage, proving once again that the GOP is definitely NOT pro-life.
As it turns out, House Democrats had to save the day as they voted to pass the bill. A combination of corporate greed and Donald Trump’s USMCA trade deal preventing the importation of baby formula from Canada has resulted in a dangerous shortage that could cause babies to starve to death.
Some Republicans think mothers should just produce more breastmilk, which is a seriously ignorant response considering most women simply cannot produce enough natural breastmilk to feed their babies. Some may only be able to produce little or none at all. Prior to the invention and accessibility of baby formula, babies died from a lack of nutrition.
That’s why baby formula is so vital. But Republicans, who have been recently celebrating the impending demise of Roe v Wade and are pushing numerous anti-abortion bills, callously demonstrated they are not pro-life by voting against a bill designed to alleviate the baby formula shortage via additional funding.
In all, 192 Republicans voted against it. The bill will now head to the Senate, where Senate Republicans may very well block it to make the suffering continue so they can blame it on President Joe Biden and Democrats ahead of the midterm election in November.
Americans called out House Republicans on Twitter for their hypocrisy and for not caring about babies.
192 republicans voted against HR 7790, $28 million for baby formula shortage.
Nothing screams we’re pro-life, quite like voting against feeding babies.🙄#DemVoice1 #VoteBlueForWomensRights #VoteBlueToProtectAllOfOurRights pic.twitter.com/jn76edhmrk
— LA Votes Blue in GA! #DemVoice1 🌊🌎💙 (@LALewman) May 19, 2022
192 Republicans vote against $28 million for baby formula shortage pic.twitter.com/7hZv4DUe8p
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 19, 2022
In the last 24 hours, Republicans have voted *against* funding to fix the baby formula shortage, *against* investigating white supremacist domestic terrorism, and *against* making it illegal for gas companies to price gouge American consumers.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) May 19, 2022
I’m a mom of 3 who is wide awake at 1am & 4am every day pumping to increase breast milk supply for my 1 month old daughter.
I, and millions of other parents like me, will never forget how 192 Republicans voted against fixing the baby formula supply issue.
— Rina Shah🌻 (@RinainDC) May 19, 2022
The baby formula shortage is about hungry children and anguished moms. That’s why Democrats acted to deliver formula safely and swiftly to families.
And yet – after days of scapegoating, when they had a chance to help, 192 House Republicans said NO. This is who they are. -NP
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) May 19, 2022
192 House Republicans voted AGAINST funding to stop the baby formula shortage.
Read that again and then ask yourself: is the GOP *really* pro-life? https://t.co/7HQJfvySg7
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) May 20, 2022
Wow. After Republicans spent every waking hour over the last week blaming Biden for no baby formula, only 12 Republicans voted YES on $28M for baby formula.
192 Republicans voted NO.😳
Making babies starve is apparently “pro life” now. Horrific. pic.twitter.com/atR6kX1g8U
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) May 19, 2022
So republicans complained about the baby formula shortage but then refuse to vote to support legislation helping to ease the baby formula shortage?
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 19, 2022
Republicans aren’t interested in solutions. They’re interested in theater and chaos. @HouseDemocrats offered a baby formula solution to help your family. Almost every @HouseGOP member voted against it. #CommunityOverChaos https://t.co/EDODUp2plQ
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 19, 2022
When 192 Republicans vote against funding to fix the baby formula shortage, they are telling you they don’t care about the health of babies or actual governance. But you already knew that if you’ve been paying attention.
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) May 19, 2022
Clearly, Republicans do not care about babies dying from starvation. They want an issue to campaign on instead of doing anything to actually fix the problem. They don’t belong in Congress.
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