Sen. Marsha Blackburn is increasingly frustrated with the Biden administration and asked a key question about the White House’s performances on a range of issues during a Sunday interview.
Appearing on “The Cats Roundtable” WABC 770 AM-N.Y., the Tennessee Republican’s criticism of the administration comes as record-high inflation, gas and diesel prices, and food costs plague Americans from coast to coast, with little relief in sight, along with a shortage of baby formula and a porous southern border.
She asked: “You look at what this administration is doing, and you say, ‘Are they doing this intentionally? Or are they inept?'”
“Of course, it is of tremendous concern that it seems that every action this administration has taken is an action that is driving up the cost of energy,” she continued.
“It is driving up the cost of a barrel of oil, the price at the pump, the cost of food, the cost of clothing. The inflation rates are through the roof,” Blackburn continued.
The latest supply shortage of baby formula comes months after the Biden administration was warned about it and did nothing until it was a crisis, Blackburn told host John Catsimatidis.
“You had parents in distress; they were working with family members all across the country; they were paying to ship formula to their family members,” Blackburn lamented. “You had children that had been hospitalized for lack of formula.
“And then, lo and behold, here comes the Biden administration saying, ‘Well, now cheer for us because we’re going to grant waivers to get this formula in from Europe. Cheer for us. We are going to allow Abbott to open up and go back to producing.’ But, by this time, the damage is done,” she said.
Also, the border crisis is just another potent example of creating a crisis by unwinding the border security measures of former President Donald Trump, specifically Title 42 expulsions amid the COVID-19 health emergency, the GOP senator added.
“If Title 42 goes away, they estimate that it would be 18,000 people per day that are going to come to the border and claim asylum,” Blackburn concluded. “I went through my list and looked at the number of cities that are in Tennessee. We have 345 – 90% of those towns and cities have a population of 18,000 or less.
“So, this shows you that it would be the population of a typical Tennessee city or town every single day coming across that southern border. You have to ask yourself, ‘How long can we sustain taking in that many people per day?'” she said.