On Thursday's episode of Fox News Channel's “Special Report,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pointed out that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has an annual budget of $6 billion. It has failed to deal with the baby-formula shortage not because it doesn't have enough money but due to “incompetence” within the bureaucracy.
McConnell declared that the Biden Administration's response was “almost total incompetence. They misjudged this from the beginning. It's not a matter of money. The FDA has a $6 billion budget. They could certainly take care of the so-called appropriation in the House that they just passed at 28 million. Bureaucratic incompetence, the administration was behind the curve. FDA needed to step up their game, and hopefully, we'll solve this problem very quickly.”