9 Republicans Who Voted Against Giving Families Easier Access to Baby Formula

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene flexes during a Bikers  for Trump campaign event held at the Crazy Acres Bar & Grill on May  20, 2022 in Plainville, Georgia

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene flexes during a Bikers for Trump campaign event held at the Crazy Acres Bar & Grill on May 20, 2022 in Plainville, Georgia
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Congress passed a pair of bills last week to help alleviate the baby formula shortage in the U.S., while President Joe Biden initiated Operation Fly Formula, which tasked the military with flying thousands of pounds of formula from Europe. And while every decent person supports giving families easier access to formula, there are some Republicans who seem to lack that basic form of empathy in a crisis.

When the Access to Baby Formula Act was voted on last week in the House of Representatives, 414 congressmen, both Democrats and Republicans, voted in favor of the legislation. The bill will allow families on the food assistance program WIC to buy whatever formula brand is available in stores, instead of being forced to buy a particular brand. But precisely nine members of the House voted against the bill, all Republicans.

Who are these people that voted against making it easier for families to get the baby formula they need? Many of the same people who consider themselves “pro-life” and defenders of American families.

Today, we have photos of those nine Republicans, along with some completely unrelated quotes. Please ignore the quotes. We’re trying to delete them.

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Matt Gaetz Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Matt Gaetz Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“I’m Matt Gaetz, and I’ll always fight to protect our kids,” Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida said in a 2015 campaign ad.

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Lauren Boebert Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Lauren Boebert Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“After passing a bill to murder your unborn children, Colorado Democrats are now working on a bill to lower penalties on Fentanyl possession. You don’t solve the Fentanyl crisis by making life easier on dealers. Tell me you hate our children without telling me,” Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado tweeted last month.

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Paul Gosar Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Paul Gosar Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“It’s not the responsibility of children to protect adults. It’s the other way around,” Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona tweeted in February.

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Andy Biggs Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Andy Biggs Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“There’s nothing more important. All children deserve protection. #EndInfanticide,” Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona tweeted in April.

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Thomas Massie Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Thomas Massie Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“Now that the resolution protects just about every group on the planet, can we add ‘babies on the day of their birth’ as a protected class?” Rep. Massie of Kentucky tweeted in March of 2019.

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Clay Higgins Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Clay Higgins Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“America’s laws ultimately will reflect God’s love for his unborn children,” Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana said in 2021.

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Chip Roy Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Chip Roy Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“Congress has a duty to act, not just to protect innocent babies from abortion but to protect vulnerable women from the lies of the abortion industry and the extensive dangers of chemical abortions,” Rep. Chip Roy of Texas said in 2021.

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Louie Gohmert Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Louie Gohmert Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“So these are ethical issues, they’re moral issues, they’re difficult issues, and the parents should certainly be consulted. But it just seems like, it’s a more educated decision if the child is in front of you to make those decisions,” Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said to a woman in 2013, lecturing her that she should’ve brought her brain-dead fetus to term.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

Marjorie Taylor Greene Voted Against the Access to Baby Formula Act

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“If we want to be women who make choices, here’s one thing you can choose. If you don’t want to become pregnant right now, choose to not have sex,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said at an anti-abortion rally last week.