This brings us to Gaetz’s explanation for opposing the bill: “It will allow WIC to utilize a far greater portion of the baby formula market, crowding out many hard-working American families,” he tweeted.
Hard-working? Crowding out?
To be clear, Gaetz is saying that he thinks people with money should have an easier time obtaining formula for their babies than poor moms who need assistance. We’re not talking about preferential access to pony rides here, but whether a baby has access to formula…
In one fell swoop, the MAGA Nine have undermined the last two Republican messaging themes. This isn’t America First. And it sure as hell ain’t Compassionate Conservatism. It’s crudity and cruelty as a platform.