Top House Republican Convicted of ‘Fart’ Baseless Insult Directed at Democrats

New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, the third-ranking Republican in the US House of Representatives, has come under fire for calling her political opponents “habitual pedophile hustlers” when she joined Republican officials attacking to the White House and congressional leadership for their response to a national baby formula shortage.

He stated that the administration “has no plan” to address the shortage; the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have laid out plans to address the crisis, including an upcoming vote to increase supplies for low-income families.

Congresswoman Stefanik’s use of “pedo” on May 13 follows an explosion of casual smears against LGBT+ people and their supporters by right-wing media figures and other Republican officials in the wake of opposition to GOP-led legislation targeting LGBT+ people.

Congresswoman Stefanik’s office said the independent that “fart hustlers” refers to The Lincoln Project, a political action group made up of Republicans and former Republicans that has criticized Donald Trump and his allies.

A former member of the group, John Weaver, a longtime Republican political operative who advised John McCain and John Kasich, among others, allegedly sent young men unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online. The Lincoln Project is not involved in the baby formula shortage.

Michigan Democratic Sen. Mallory McMorrow, who was the target of a campaign message from a Republican lawmaker who claimed he was “grooming” and sexualizing children, called Congresswoman Stefanik’s tweet “direct rhetoric.” from QAnon that led a gunman to open fire on a DC pizza”. place believing that there were children trapped in a nonexistent basement.”

His comments touched on a long-standing right-wing conspiracy theory in the “Pizzagate” and QAnon movements that alleges that powerful pedophiles are using government levers for sex trafficking.

“Anyone who claims to legitimately care about children should stop using rhetoric that will get people killed,” he said.

“One thing we’re not going to do is follow the House Republican leadership’s suggestion to let babies starve.” saying US Representative Don Beyer. “This is really disgusting.”

Democratic US Rep. Ted Lieu, a former US Air Force prosecutor, said, “I know that pedophilia is a serious crime that harms the most vulnerable.”

“You trivialize pedophilia and the victims of pedophilia by randomly and repeatedly calling people pedophiles.” he said. “You should be ashamed and you should apologize.”

Miles Taylor, former deputy chief of staff for Homeland Security under Donald Trump, said that giving a “wink” and “nod” to QAnon conspiracies is a “new low.”

“Instead of focusing on ‘having the freedoms,’ it should aim to re-develop a conscience. I mean that,” she said.

This week, Republicans and right-wing media personalities have been accused of relying on politically motivated anti-immigrant rhetoric during the formula shortage in criticizing the Biden administration for feeding immigrant children in border custody. between the United States and Mexico.

The recall of formula produced at a Michigan manufacturing plant, coupled with supply chain issues fueled by Covid-19, has made formula difficult for families to find, or subject to supply limits. purchase in stores, after the manufacturers closed and stock was removed from the warehouse, but not replaced

Donated cans of baby forola are checked against a list of recalled cans at a family center in Portland, Oregon.

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President Biden has called on federal agencies to help address the shortage, including relaxing the rules manufacturers must follow in order for their products to be eligible under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, that supports low-income families.

Manufacturers have produced more formula in the past four weeks than in the same period immediately before the recall, an administration official told reporters this week.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Friday that the administration is aiming to get the formula back in stores “as quickly as possible is our goal … but it’s going to be different from a store to another.”

In the meantime, the US Department of Health and Human Services has created a homepage for families to find formula, food banks, and healthcare providers and other assistance.

President Biden also asked the Federal Trade Commission to “consider using all of its available tools and authorities to actively monitor the infant formula market and address any illegal conduct that may be contributing to shortages and hoarding, as well as studying whether rural or smaller retailers are being put at a disadvantage.”

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