Kemp Won’t Take Responsibility for Destroying Infant Formula Amid Shortage

June 27, 2022

Kemp’s Admin. Destroyed Infant Formula, But He’s Blaming President Biden and Attacking Stacey Abrams

After Georgia Democrats pressed Brian Kemp on his disastrous response to the infant formula shortage, which has been exacerbated by a policy implemented under his leadership that destroyed thousands of containers of formula, the governor’s campaign responded by refusing to take any responsibility or accountability for actions by his administration. Instead, he tried to once again blame President Biden and attack Stacey Abrams — for a policy his administration implemented. Kemp’s administration began the formula destroying policy in 2019 and it was only reversed after hunger relief groups expressed their concern over the practice amid a major shortage — and while the Peach State is among the country’s highest out-of-stock rates for infant formula.

The Democratic Party of Georgia released the following statement in response:

“As Georgia faces infant formula shortages among the highest in the country, Brian Kemp refuses to take responsibility for a policy implemented under his leadership that destroyed tens of thousands of containers of formula. Kemp is trying to mislead voters and distract from his failures by attacking others, but as Georgia’s governor, the buck stops with him. It was his administration that destroyed infant formula during a mass shortage, and he owes Georgia mothers answers,” said Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.


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