In late December 2021, President Joe Biden announced that the ongoing supply chain interruptions that resulted from the current rate of inflation the U.S. was enduring, stating, “Packages are moving, gifts are being delivered, shelves are not empty.”
President Biden also said that the “much-predicted (supply chain) crisis didn’t occur.”
In a recent Twitter video posted by combat veteran and Republican congressional candidate Cory Mills, Mills videos the inside the produce section at a local Whole Foods supermarket in Virginia to show the empty display case and the refrigerated shelves were.
Some shelves were completely bare.
Nothing to see here folks. No supply chain issues according to the Biden Admin. pic.twitter.com/xEXZNu4rp1
— Cory Mills (@CoryMillsFL) January 5, 2022
Mills points out that while “Pete Buttigieg and everyone one else is sitting on vacation and sitting in Delaware on the beach,” Americans are suffering food and supply shortages.
“This is what we have, empty shelves. This is the Joe Biden America,” said Mills.
‘As a result of their failed foreign and economic policies, Americans have seen the price of gas skyrocket, and as a result of the “Biden inflation” that has gripped the nation, a compromised supply chain has contributed to the rise in the cost of labor, parts, vehicles, maintenance, and the price of bacon,” stated Mills in a recent op-ed he wrote.
The empty shelves are not unique to just Virginia. In Mill’s home state of Florida, empty shelves can be found in many Publix Supermarkets. While there are shortages in vegetables, the main shortages across all Publix’s are with paper products like toilet paper, paper towels, and paper napkins.
At a local Fort Lauderdale Publix, an obvious shortage of eggs was visible, as three of the 5 different egg sizes and containers were out of stock.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki recently stated that empty shelves were a “good thing” because it meant that supply was up.
“The unemployment rate is about half what it was a year ago, so a year ago people were in their homes, 10% of people were unemployed, gas prices were low because nobody was driving, people weren't buying goods because they didn't have jobs, said Psaki. “Now more people have jobs, more people are buying goods that's increasing the demand. That's a good thing.”